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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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Who are the most underappreciated players in the NBA this season? Hardwood Knocks has you covered. Andy and Dan build their All-NBA-style squads for this year's most underrated performers. Two backcourt candidates. Three frontcourt... more

Hardwood Knocks' latest jaunt around the NBA includes assessing the Warriors' vulnerability; discussing Nikola Jokic's MVP case; forecasting Donovan Mitchell's ceiling; picking this year's All-NBA centers; kicking around some... more

Lakers talk anyone? Hardwood Knocks analyzes their disappointing 2018-19 season from every angle, including head coach Luke Walton's future, the health of the kiddies, the status of their best Anthony Davis trade package and their... more

Report Card SZN rolls onward at Hardwood Knocks! Andy and Dan drop their quarterly grades for the Western Conference. As part of that evaluation, they also tackle and talk about the biggest question each squad faces for the closing... more

It's Report Card SZN again! With the NBA season more than 75 percent of the way gone, Andy and Dan drop their quarterly grades for every Eastern Conference team while highlighting the biggest question they have for each one... more

The latest Hardwood Knicks mailbag includes all sorts of goodies. Dan and Andy discuss Kyrie Irving’s view of the media; Zion Williamson’s trade value; Mitchell Robinson’s ceiling and whether he could be the next Rudy Gobert; James... more

MAIL TIME! In their latest mailbag, Andy and Dan cover everything from the Eastern Conference arms and the MVP ladder, to the Grizzlies' rebuild and the Kings' playoff chances—along with so much more! As always, please subscribe... more

On the heels of a hyperactive trade deadline, Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) joins Hardwood Knocks discuss all the long-term and short-term ramifications of what just happened. As always, please subscribe to and rate... more

In the fourth and final installment of Hardwood Knocks' trade-deadline primer, Andy and Dan rap about the latest Lakers-Anthony Davis drama before diving into a complete preview for the Western Conference's projected playoff... more

To kick off Part 2 of their four-part trade-deadline preview, Andy and Dan react to the Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks. After that, it's hypothetical trades galore, as they break down what to expect from the seven projected... more