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Hardwood Knocks

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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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Andy and Dan go into detail about their favorite trade targets and most realistic deals for every Eastern Conference team. If you missed their podcast in which they came up with trades for every Western Conference squad, you can check... more

The NBA's rumor mill is ablaze—or, at least, sort of ablaze. So, inside one month of the February trade deadline, Dan and Andy break down their favorite and most realistic targets for each and every team, beginning with the Western Conference.

Dan and Andy analyze the ups, downs, ins, outs and diagonals of the latest NBA trade rumors. This dive down the rabbit hole includes scorchingly sensible takezzz and potential destinations for Kyle Kuzma, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Andre... more

Dan is joined by The Basketball Writers' Adam Spinella (@Spinella14) to discuss a bunch of different big-picture topics. First and foremost, it seems the Sixers underachieving. Does Philly have cause for concern? Could they/should they... more

Hardwood Knocks closes out the calendar year by revisiting their preseason predictions and hot takezzz and then accepting responsibility for what they got oh-so-very wrong. Before that, though, they take stock of how the Jordan... more

To wrap up the start of Trade SZN week, Hardwood Knocks takes a look at a bunch of players not being mentioned in the rumor mill who might be dealt anyway. They also tackle the implications of the Raptors' latest injury barrage... more

Hardwood Knocks celebrates the official start of TRADE SZN in the NBA by going around the league and determining whether the biggest question-mark teams will be buyers or sellers. BUT FIRST: They have an in-depth discussion about the... more

Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) is back to re-rank the worst contracts from 2019 NBA free agency. He and Dan separate what they now believe to be the least team-friendly deals into tiers and present them in order of... more

Andy and Dan discuss whether Masai Ujiri should consider leaving the Raptors for the Knicks, and whether New York can ever hope to be successful with James Dolan around. After that, they cannonball into an Eastern... more

With the NBA now more than one-quarter of the way through the regular season, it's a good time to reassess the best contracts signed in free agency. So, um, let's do that. For this monster undertaking, Hardwood Knocks enlists the help of... more