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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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In their latest Western Conference mailbag, Hardwood Knocks tackles some tantalizing big-picture questions: What's DeMar DeRozan's trade value? Will the Spurs move him? Are the Mavericks contenders? Is Russell Westbrook on the... more

Hardwood Knocks still hates your name...but not really! In Part 2 of the "We Hate Your Team" series, Hardwood Knocks discusses their biggest long-term concern for every Eastern Conference squad. If you missed Part 1, when we tackled... more

THIS JUST IN: Hardwood Knocks hates your team! Okay, not really. Our "We Hate Your Team" series is more about identifying our biggest concern for every NBA squad thus far. We begin with our most pressing red flags for... more

Andy and Dan break down the implications of the Blazers signing Carmelo Anthony and then dive into the impact of all the latest NBA injury reports. After that, it's on to a MAILBAG that takes us through Luka Doncic's MVP case, the... more

The Ringer's Haley O'Shaughnessy (@HaleyOSomething) stops by Hardwood Knocks to talk pleasant surprises; disappointments; the early postseason battle between the Suns, Timberwolves, Mavericks, Blazers, Thunder and Spurs. Then,... more

Hardwood Knocks welcomes The Athletic's Seth Partnow (@SethPartnow) for one doozy of a podcast. Dan questions Seth, the former Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks, about a number of topics, including how... more

Andy and Dan discuss what Stephen Curry's injury means for the Warriors' future. Should they trade Draymond Green? D'Angelo Russell? Are they doomed? They also break down the fallout from the Joel Embiid-Karl-Anthony Towns... more

Dan is joined by Bleacher Report's and NBA Math's Adam Fromal (@fromal09) to evaluate every single rookie extension from Ben Simmons all the way down to Taurean Prince. Once they do that, they make predictions for the soon-to-be... more

Hardwood Knocks makes their start-of-season picks for the NBA's major year-end awards. Come join us as we agonize over who to choose for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man of the... more

On the opening day of the 2019-20 regular season, Andy and Dan break down the Pelicans outlook following Zion Williamson's meniscus surgery, as well as the Rockets' outlook while they seek to juggle the James Harden-Russell Westbrook... more