Hardwood Knocks: An NBA Podcast

Hardwood Knocks is a totally, completely, wholly lit basketball podcast in which Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal and Dan Favale analyze the ins, outs, ups, downs and heck, even diagonals of the NBA.



99 - Ode to Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic...AKA: 2017-18 Denver Nuggets Preview

THROWBACK ALERT. Former co-host of Hardwood Knocks-turned-founder of NBA Math Adam Fromal (@fromal09) reunited with Dan Favale to discuss the Denver Nuggets—the toast of the up-and-comer discussion. You can't blame anyone for being high on the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic's intuitive passing, Gary Harris' off-ball reads and Paul Millsap make for an exciting and promising trio—one founded upon two top-25 stars, Jokic and Millsap, and another top-50 talent in Harris. And yet, the Nuggets are flawed. They have a bazillion power forwards on the roster and, thus, the most complex frontcourt rotation around. Maybe they get away with leashing Darrell Arthur and rookie Tyler Lydon to the bench, but they must find minutes for the recently re-signed Mason Plumlee and, apparently, increasingly disgruntled Kenneth Faried. Losing Danilo Gallinari to the Clippers also left a shallow well of wings. Wilson Chandler and Will Barton remain, but the Nuggets must survive with Juan Hernangomez, a should-be 4, playing heavy minutes at the 3. Forcing Harris up a position will also need to be on the table. And, finally, we have the point guard rotation. Will Emmanuel Mudiay look like an NBA player? Can Jamal Murray parlay modest decision-making out of the pick-and-roll into full-on pass-first mode? Can the Nuggets trade for Eric Bledsoe already?  Adam and Dan tackle all this and much more—including a very disruptive John Collins tangent, because, well, why the hell not? As always, be sure to subscribe to and rate Hardwood Knocks on iTunes. You can also find us on Stitcher and BlogTalkRadio. And as 50 Cent's biopic suggests: Follow Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey), Dan Favale (@danfavale), the show (@HardwoodKnocks) and NBA Math (@NBA_Math) on Twitter or die trying.


 2017-10-10  1h0m