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Hardwood Knocks is an NBA Math podcast where Bleacher Report columnist Andy Bailey and NBA Math deputy editor Dan Favale analyze the ins, outs, ups, downs—heck, even diagonals—of the NBA.

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The Philadelphia 76ers are off to an uneven start to their 2018-19 regular season. Should they be concerned about Markelle Fultz's struggles? How about Dario Saric's cold shooting? Is the offense in general screwed? Should we be... more

The Pelicans are one of the NBA's most fascinating teams this season. Obviously, then, we needed to bring in Mason Ginsberg (@MasonGinsberg) of ESPN TrueHoop Network's Bourbon Street Shots to discuss all things New Orleans.... more

The Wizards are playing like a steaming pile of you-know-what. The Rockets are struggling—badly. The Cavaliers seem on the verge of a teardown...or something. The Lakers need HELP. The Clippers have a ton of assets. The 76ers seem... more

Should the Lakers panic after a 2-5 start? Will LeBron James force them to make substantive changes if the status quo doesn't improve? Did Klay Thompson's 52-point explosion reinforce the inevitability of the Warriors winning the title? Is... more

The Houston Rockets are ramping up their efforts to land Jimmy Butler, going as far as offering four first-round picks and an undetermined combination of players to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Will Tom Thibodeau bite? Will Wolves... more

Did anyone order some early-season NBA hot takes, with a bit of extra HAWT sauce on the side? Hopefully, you did. Because Hardwood Knocks has got them. First, though, we break down the grade-school beef brewing between Chris Paul... more

In the latest Hardwood Knocks mailbag, Andy and Dan dig through a vast vat of topics Which teams have the deepest backcourt rotations? How about frontcourt? What will the top-five-player rankings look like in a half-decade? Would... more

NBA regular season, here we come! Hardwood Knocks finishes up its season-preview train by diving into the immediate and long-term outlooks for the Raptors and Sixers before hunkering down and dropping their officially official... more

Hardwood Knocks continues its season-preview series by moving on to the Atlantic Division. This will be the first podcast of a two-part breakdown. Andy and Dan go in-depth on the immediate and long-term futures of the Celtics,... more

Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwovles are in the headlines. Again. For the umpteenth time. Andy and Dan have many thoughtz and feelz about Minny's cratering culture following Butler's, ahem, tour de force. You should listen to... more