Hardwood Knocks: An NBA Podcast

Hardwood Knocks is a totally, completely, wholly lit basketball podcast in which hoops heads Andy Bailey and Dan Favale analyze the ins, outs, ups, downs and heck, even diagonals of the NBA.


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episode 346: Top 10 Boston Celtics Players of the Decade

With the help of listener responses, Hardwood Knocks ranks the top 10 Boston Celtics players of the past decade. Be sure to check out our top 10 rankings for every other NBA team, beginning with the Atlanta Hawks.



episode 345: Top 10 Atlanta Hawks Players of the Decade

Hardwood Knocks rolls out the first installment of a new series. Over the next few weeks and months, we will be ranking the top 10 players of the decade for each and every team with NBA Math's Adam Fromal (@fromal09). First up: The Atlanta Hawks! For those still in the market for national coverage, fear not. Our regular pods aren't going anywhere. These will be additional episodes for you to run through.



episode 344: NBA Player Agent Todd Ramasar

NBA player agent Todd Ramasar (@tramasar) joins Hardwood Knocks for a deep dive into the present and future of the league, as well as the process of representing and recruiting high-level talent...



episode 343: Tatum's Rise, Gobert-Mitchell, Grant Hill vs Klay Thompson, Draymond Green's Value

The latest dive into the minds of our listeners covers Jayson Tatum's rise to All-NBA territory; why Kemba Walker is a better fit for the Celtics than Kyrie Irving; the budding tension between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell; a hypothetical toss-up between prime, healthy Grant Hill and Klay Thompson; Draymond Green's value outside the Warriors' dynasty; the Knicks' future; NBA teams that could benefit from the sabbatical; and so much frigging more.



episode 342: The Coronavirus Has Hit the NBA: What Now?

The NBA will be suspending the 2019-20 season for at least a month after Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for the coronavirus. What happens next? We can't be sure. Dan is joined by NBA Math's Adam Fromal (fromal09) to talk through all the uncertainty. Together, they discuss the best-case scenarios for the rest of the season, the impact this has on next year, the criticism of Rudy Gobert, the fine line traveled by levity in a time like this and much more.



episode 341: Kenny Atkinson Fallout: Where Nets Go From Here, Kyrie/KD, Best Fits for Atkinson

Andy and Dan have TAKEZ following the Brooklyn Nets' decision to part ways with Kenny Atkinson. Who might the team look at to replace him? Was this the wrong call? Will the Nets be contenders next season? Is this the first of many shakeups in Brooklyn? Does this change the way we view Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant? ALSO: Which team is the best fit for Atkinson next season? All this, and more, is one download away!



episode 340: The Knicks! Steph Back! Should NYK Trade for CP3? Luka vs Zion! The West's Race for 8th

Dan and Andy break down the Knicks being a poorly drawn cartoon of an NBA organization, as well as New York's reported interest in a Chris Paul trade. After that, they discuss what Stephen Curry's return means for the Warriors, the race for eighth place in the Western Conference, the resilient Grizzlies, Zion Williamson vs. Luka Doncic and more.



episode 339: Giannis vs Harden, LeBron for MVP(?), Lonzo's Future, Kevin Knox's Outlook

The latest mailbag extravaganza leads Hardwood Knocks to discuss LeBron James' MVP case; the Giannis Antetokounmpo-Giannis Antetokounmpo James Harden beef; Stephen Curry being underrated within the Warriors organization; Al Horford's trade value; Jordan McRae's fit with the Suns; Lonzo Ball's fit with Zion Williamson and potential extension value; the reign of GarPax in Chicago; All-NBA credentials for Khris Middleton and Jayson Tatum; and oh-so-much more!



episode 338: Zion/Tatum Rankings, NBA Parity, Mavs Ceiling, Rookie of the Year

WEEKEND MAILBAG. You're welcome. This time around, Hardwood Knocks is talking about where Zion Williamson and Jayson Tatum rank among all NBA players; the Mavericks' playoff ceiling; the Rookie of the Year race; this year's championship parity; how to stop the Rockets; and so much more.


 2020-02-29  37m

episode 337: Ranking Top 2020 NBA Free-Agent Destinations, Part 2

In Part 2 of their 2020 NBA Free Agency rankings, Hardwood Knocks analyzes the top landing spots for all 20 teams that fall under the "Full MLE" umbrella. Make sure you're listening to the entire intro to understand our criteria for these rankings. If you missed Part 1, where we ranked "Max Space" and "Mini MLE" teams, you can listen to that here.


 2020-02-27  58m