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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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Although the NBA is still waiting on some pretty big free-agency dominoes to fall, enough has happened for us to pluck out the biggest winners and losers of this year's silly season. So, you know, let's do that! Andy and Dan end up running... more

NBA Math's Founder and Editor in Chief Adam Fromal (@fromal09) joins Hardwood Knocks to talk about his super-official GOAT rankings, replete with an objective overview of the 30 greatest players ever. Afterwards, he and Dan dive... more

Andy and Dan discuss LeBron James' decision to join the Lakers, whether it marks the end of his NBA title window, and how forfeiting cap space impacts LA's pursuit of Kawhi Leonard. Afterward, they dissect DeMarcus Cousins joining... more

The NBA's silly #SZN is officially upon us! LeBron James has opted out of his contract, officially making him an unrestricted free agent. This decision means a whole lot when looking at the context of his potential landing spots. Andy... more

In the first part of this episode, Hardwood Knocks is joined by The Ringer's Haley O'Shaughnessy (@HaleyOSomething) to talk gut-feeling destinations for LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. In the second part, Andy and Dan riff on their... more

Dwight Howard has a new home, again, for the sixth time of his career. Andy and Dan break down all the repercussions of the Hornets and Nets swapping Howard for Timofey Mozgov—including what it means for their cap figures, and... more

If you're fully prepared for Thursday's prospect pageant, well, hey, good for you! If not, you will be at the end of this podcast. The Stepien's Cole Zwicker (@colezwicker) joins Hardwood Knocks to discuss all things NBA draft. Along... more

NBA Draft #SZN is here, and Hardwood Knocks listeners were kind enough to gift us with a deluge of prospect questions. Andy and Dan talk about everything from the plummeting stocks of Luka Doncic and Trae Young, to the bizarre... more

The Cavs and LeBron have a lot to figure out after falling to the Warriors in four games during the NBA Finals. Hardwood Knocks breaks down the King's foray into free agency from every angle: Where will he fit best? Are the Lakers... more

Who needs to talk about the inevitable end to the NBA Finals when there's an offseason to focus on? Not Hardwood Knocks, that's for sure. Andy and Dan (finally) get to discussing the offseason outlooks for the Rockets and Pelicans,... more