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.

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2022-23 NBA Lookaheads: Minnesota Timberwolves


Dan is joined by Derek James (@DerekJamesNBA), who covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for his Substack, By Derek James, to talk about—YOU GUESSED IT—the 2022-23 Minnesota Timberwolves. They get into everything from the Rudy Gobert trade and Anthony Edwards' next step to how this team will defend and the 10-man rotation. Plus...MUCH MORE. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

0:30 - Intro

3:25 - Offseason impressions

5:39 - The cost of the Rudy Gobert trade

12:46 - Rudy Gobert's offensive fit

16:06 - The defense with Rudy Gobert

19:46 - Biggest concerns about Rudy Gobert-Karl-Anthony Towns partnership

25:35 - Is Karl-Anthony Towns under more pressure than ever?

26:32 - The trajectory of Anthony Edwards

31:35 The importance of Jaden McDaniels

33:13 - How D'Angelo Russell can make an impact

36:47 - Secondary guard rotation

38:43 - Best use of Kyle Anderson

39:56 - Stagerring Gobert and KAT

41:23 - Biggest roster concerns

43:29 - Building a 10-man rotation

45:58 - Go-to crunch-time unit

46:47 - Weirdo lineups we want to see

48:18 - Over/under prediction, Where do the Wolves stand in the Western Conference


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