Finally, at long last, following an offseason in which nothing happened, the NBA is giving us something to talk about.
For realsies, though: Now that the 2017-18 NBA season is more than a week old, it feels like a good time to draw sweeping conclusions and pass profound judgements on teams and players based off wildly small samples.
So let's do that.
Where will this conversation take Andy and Dan on the latest episode of Hardwood Knocks? Nobody knows. Except them. And you. And basically everyone.
We go from riffing on the pleasant surprises, such as the realization that the San Antonio Spurs will never lose again, to unpleasant shocks, like the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets absolutely sucking wind. We even had time to fall in love with the Los Angeles Clippers all over again, question Chris Paul's future with the Houston Rockets, get Andy all worked up about the Utah Jazz and, most importantly, rap about potential Eric Bledsoe trades.
Buckle up kids, and adults with kids, and also adults without kids. The NBA season is back, and both Andy and Dan are ready to get their scorched-Earth takes on.
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