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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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Part 1 of our Pacific Division preview is officially here! Up first: Deep, deep, so-mega-friggin'-deep dives into the Suns and Lakers outlooks with Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes. He and Dan are talking everything from offseason... more

Dan is once again joined by the New York Daily News' Kristian Winfield to wrap up their deep dive into the Atlantic Division. They're cannonballing into all things Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors, including trade... more

Hardwood Knocks kicks off the season-preview train with the Atlantic Division. The New York Daily News' Kristian Winfield joins Dan for Part 1 of this shindig to talk about both the Knicks and Nets. They go over everything from offseason... more

What if you were an NBA coach? Which lineup would you deem must-see for your team? That's the exercise Andy and Dan undertake in the latest Hardwood Knocks. They're putting on their head coach's cap and coming up with the... more

Around the NBA we go! Mo and Dan talk about everything your heart clearly desires: Team USA's future and which superstars might come aboard for the 2020 Olympics; Kobe Bryant's weird flex on 11-year-olds; the perception of Kevin... more

Andy and Dan come up with some Andre Iguodala trades and discuss the NBA's mega-dumb decision to ban "ninja-style" headbands. They also build their All "Ninja Headband" Team, because why not? After that, they devote an entire... more

Mo and Dan break down Team USA's performance against Turkey, their long-term prospects and Jayson Tatum's injury. Before that, though, they discuss Eric Gordon's four-year extension and the Rockets' outlook, along with the latest... more

Hardwood Knocks digs into a Western Conference-only mailbag this time around. The latest discussion topics include: next season's playoff picks; ranking the West's best backcourts; the Kings' ceiling; the Spurs' defense; potential win-total... more

Andy and Dan travel all over the place in Hardwood Knocks' latest mailbag. Their stops include: DeMarcus Cousins' torn ACL, centers the Lakers could target in free agency, Kobe Bryant's all-time rank, a discussion on team-building... more

After dropping some takes on the 2019-20 NBA schedule release, Mo and Dan offer a deep evaluation of the offseason progress made by the Cavaliers, Bulls, Pistons, Pacers and Bucks. Did the Bulls—gulp—have the best summer of the... more