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Hardwood Knocks

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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After a breaking down the news that Zion Williamson will miss time with a knee injury, Dan is joined by Paul Garcias (@PaulGarciaNBA) of Project Spurs for a deep dive into—you guessed it—the San Antonio Spurs. Then's Isaac... more

Hardwood Knocks breaks down the impact of Bradley Beal signing an extension with the Washington Wizards and then predicts over/under on win totals for EVERY EASTERN CONFERENCE team. Before all that, though, Dan... more

Dan is joined by Early Bird Rights founder Jeff Siegel (@jgsiegel) for a deep dive into the outlooks of the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards. They talk about Trae Young's development, John Collins' defense, DeAndre Hunter at... more

Andy and Dan predict the over/under win totals for all 15 of the Western Conference teams. Pelicans fans are free to thank Andy. Spurs fans can send their thanks to Dan. For the sports bettors out there, they also talk about the... more

In Part 2 of their deep dive into the Northwest Division, Andy and Dan break down the 2019-20 outlooks for the Timberwolves, Blazers and Nuggets. Is this the year Andrew Wiggins pops? Will Portland make a blockbuster trade? Are the Nuggets... more

Andy and Dan discuss what's happening in Houston with Daryl Morey, Tilman Fertitta and the NBA before breaking down Kyle Lowry's one-year extension with the Raptors. After that, they stage deep dives into the regular-season outlooks... more

In Part 2 of our Central Division shindig, Lazarus Jackson from Blue Wire's Pistons vs Everybody podcast is back to cannonball into outlooks for the Pistons, Pacers and Bucks. Does Detroit have a surprise trade in store for us? Is there... more

Central Division Preview SZN has arrived! In Part 1 of Hardwood Knocks' Central Division preview, Lazarus Jackson from Detroit Bad Boys and Blue Wire's Pistons vs. Everyone podcast joins Dan for deep dives on the Cleveland Cavaliers... more

On the heels of Andy publishing his top 50 NBA players of all time at Bleacher Report, Dan asks him about the process that went into his rankings while highlighting certain problem areas. Did LeBron have a case over MJ? Was... more

In Part 2 of our Pacific Division preview, Dan is joined by Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes to discuss the Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors. They cover all the pressing topics, including: Will De'Aaron Fox be a... more