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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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    • May 18, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    2022 NBA Draft Lottery Fallout

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 66:37

    And Then There Were Four: Celtics-Heat, Warriors-Mavs Lookaheads

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 44:34

    Dan is joined by Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) to break down every aspect of the 2022 NBA conference finals matchups between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    State of Bucks vs. Celtics (WTF?!?)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 54:08

    Dan is joined by Ti Windisch (@TiWindsich) from the Gyro Step Podcast (@GyroStepPod) to discuss all things Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, including Khris Middleton's potential return from injury, Giannis Antetokounmpo figuring out Boston's defense, Jayson Tatum's struggles, Marcus Smart and the catastrophe that was Game 5, what to expect for the rest of this series, and much more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: Zach LaVine's Free Agency, Can Jazz Get a Third Star?, Biggest Underachievers/Overachievers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 55:33

    MAIL TIME. Our latest dive into YOUR questions will cover Duncan Robinson's absence in the Miami Heat-Philadelphia 76ers series; Kyle Lowry's injury; Zach LaVine's best free-agency destinations; Utah Jazz trade targets; the biggest overachievers and underachievers from the regular season; what the Mike Brown hire means for the Sacramento Kings; and much more! TIMESTAMPS ⬇️

    Biggest Offseason Questions for Eliminated 2022 NBA Playoff Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 92:11

    Dan is joined by Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) from Spotrac and the NBA Front OfficeShow to discuss their biggest offseason questions for every team eliminated from the 2022 NBA playoffs so far: The Hawks, Nets, Bulls, Nuggets, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Raptors and Jazz. Be sure to check out our episode on the biggest offseason questions facing every Eastern Conference lottery team, as well. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: Bucks-Celtics, Best Rudy Gobert Trades, Hawks Needs, Raptors Future, Pelicans vs. Wolves

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 71:44

    MAIL TIME! This latest dive into YOUR questions covers potential adjustments the Boston Celtics can make against the Milwaukee Bucks; the best Rudy Gobert trade destinations; whether the Utah Jazz should consider moving Donovan Mitchell; what the Atlanta Hawks need to do over the offseason; how close the Toronto Raptors are to championship contention; the immediate outlooks of the New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves; and more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves is Epically Hallucinogenic

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 54:52

    Dan is joined by Keith Parish from the Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) and Grits and Grinds (@grizzliespod) to discuss everything and anything about the epically hallucinogenic 2022 NBA playoffs battle between the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    Biggest Questions for Every NBA Lottery Team in the East

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 62:53

    Adam and Dan tackle their biggest questions for every NBA lottery team in the Eastern Conference entering the 2022 offseason. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    Khris Middleton Injury Fallout, Bucks-Bulls, Celtics-Nets, Pelicans-Suns, Poole, Maxey, Brunson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 60:46

    Dan and Adam discuss the impact of Khris Middleton's injury on the Milwaukee Bucks in their series with the Chicago Bulls and beyond. After that, we have deep dives on the Boston Celtics-Brooklyn Nets matchup and Phoenix Suns-New Orleans Pelicans series, replete with more Devin Booker injury talk. From there, we show some love for Jordan Poole, Tyrese Maxey and Jalen Brunson and their 2022 NBA playoff breakouts. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: Devin Booker Injury, Gobert/Jokic Discourse, Hornets Needs, Ben Simmons' Return, Bucks, Pelicans

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 83:03

    MAIL TIME. Our latest trip down You Asked, We Answered Lane has us covering Devin Booker's hamstring injury; the New Orleans Pelicans' future with Zion Williamson; Giannis Antetokounmpo's legacy; the discourse surrounding Nikola Jokic and Rudy Gobert; the Charlotte Hornets' future; the Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild; playoff teams under the most pressure this offseason; and more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Playoffs Deep Dive: Heat-Hawks, Suns-Pelicans

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 43:48

    Adam and Dan wrap up our 2022 NBA playoffs primer with a deep dive into the first-round matchups between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks as well as Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans. If you haven't checked out Part 1 (Bucks-Bulls, Grizzlies-Wolves, Mavs-Jazz) or Part 2 (Celtics-Nets, Warriors-Nuggets, Raptors-Sixers) of our NBA playoffs deep dives be sure to do that ASAP! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Playoffs Deep Dives: Celtics-Nets, Warriors-Nuggets, Sixers-Raptors

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 71:28

    Dan is joined by The NBA Podcast‘s Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) for Part 2 of our three-part deep dive into the 2022 NBA playoffs. Next up: Awesomely thorough dissections of the Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors. Be sure to check out Part 1, where we covered Bucks-Bulls, Grizzlies-Wolves and Mavs-Jazz. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Playoffs Deep Dive: Bucks-Bulls, Grizzlies-Wolves, Mavs-Jazz

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 70:48

    Dan is joined by The NBA Podcast's Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) for part one of a three-part deep dive into the 2022 NBA playoffs. In this episode, they analyze the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz from every imaginable angle. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: All-Defense, All-Rookie, Biggest Surprises/Disappointments, Finding the Next Ja Morant

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 69:46

    MAIL TIME. Adam and Dan start things off by tackling their official 2021-22 NBA All-Defense and All-Rookie selections. After that, they dive into a mailbag that covers this year's biggest surprises and disappointments, the search for the next Ja Morant-type leap, the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors playoff series, how to better evaluate player legacies, prospective head coaching candidates for the Los Angeles Lakers, and much more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Offseason Primer: Lakers, Knicks, Pelicans, Jazz, Grizzlies with Jake Fischer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 35:05

    We interrupt your foaming at the mouth over the 2022 NBA playoffs for a little 2022 NBA Offseason talk. Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) from Bleacher Report and the Please Don't Aggregate This podcast joins Dan to discuss some of the most intriguing storylines we'll be following into the summer and free agency. They cover the future of the Utah Jazz, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, as well as the impact this year's cap landscape will have on the trade market. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2021-22 All-NBA Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 63:10

    Awards season is rolling onward at Hardwood Knocks, and the 2021-22 All-NBA teams are next up on the docket. Adam and Dan break down their 15 picks across the All-NBA First, Second and Third teams while also dissecting their biggest hangups, including whether to include LeBron James and Pascal Siakam; where to put Devin Booker and Stephen Curry; how to treat Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic; and much more. And to answer your question: Yes, we thoroughly hated ourselves before, during and after this entire process. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2021-22 NBA Awards Ballots

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 75:16

    It's NBA awards season, and Hardwood Knocks have the goods. Adam and Dan get together to deliver their official ballots for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Sixth Man of the Year, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year.  JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/hwkdiscord SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER: @fromal09 TWITTER/IG: @HardwoodKnocks / @hardwood_knocks TIKTOK: @hardwoodknocks TWITTER: @SportsMathNet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'WHO YA GOT?!?': 2021-22 NBA Season Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 65:45

    Tyler Herro or Jordan Poole? Tyrese Maxey or Tyrese Haliburton? Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley or Scottie Barnes? Denver Nuggets or LA Clippers Adam and Dan tackle these NBA 'WHO YA GOT?!?' scenarios—and more! JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/hwkdiscord SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER: @fromal09 TWITTER/IG: @HardwoodKnocks / @hardwood_knocks TIKTOK: @hardwoodknocks TWITTER: @SportsMathNet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Every NBA Team's Most Underrated Player: Western Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 90:12

    Let's keep pouring ones out for the NBA's most under-appreciated players this season. Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) is back to rap with Dan about their most underrated player RIGHT NOW for every Western Conference team. You can check out the Eastern Conference version of this pod here: bit.ly/hwkx566. JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/hwkdiscord SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER: @fromal09 TWITTER/IG: @HardwoodKnocks / @hardwood_knocks TIKTOK: @hardwoodknocks TWITTER: @SportsMathNet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Every NBA Team's Most Underrated Player: Western Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 96:11

    Let's keep pouring ones out for the NBA's most under-appreciated players this season. Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) is back to rap with Dan about their most underrated player RIGHT NOW for every Western Conference team. JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/hwkdiscord SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER: @fromal09 TWITTER/IG: @HardwoodKnocks / @hardwood_knocks TIKTOK: @hardwoodknocks TWITTER: @SportsMathNet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Every NBA Team's Most Underrated Player: Eastern Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 76:59

    Let's pour one out for the NBA's most under-appreciated players this season, shall we? Dan is joined by Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) to go through their most underrated player RIGHT NOW for each team in the Eastern Conference. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Stretch Run Intrigue: Pelicans (Zion/CJ/Ingram), Lakers, Spurs, Mavs, Celtics, Knicks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 43:47

    Dan is joined by Jason Maples (@JJMaples55_MST) from the Temple of Hoop podcast to discuss teams that intrigue us ahead of the 2022 NBA playoffs—for both better and worse. We dive deep into the New Orleans Pelicans' performance with CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram's growth and Zion Williamson's future. After that, it's on to the sad-sack Los Angeles Lakers, and what to expect from them moving forward. From there, we cannonball into thoughts on the ascendant Boston Celtics, surging Dallas Mavericks, suddenly plucky New York Knicks, and the youth movement being authored by the San Antonio Spurs. JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/hwkdiscord SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER: @fromal09 TWITTER/IG: @HardwoodKnocks / @hardwood_knocks TIKTOK: @hardwoodknocks TWITTER: @SportsMathNet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MAILBAG: AD trades, Is Tyler Herro a Max player? Gobert vs. Bam, Rookie of the Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 66:40

    MAIL TIME. Our latest dive into listener questions covers Scottie Barnes' Rookie of the Year candidacy; Bam Adebayo's Defensive Player of the Year stock; Tyler Herro's value, potential suitors for an Anthony Davis trade this summer; the Utah Jazz's future if they lose in the NBA playoffs; a list of the most versatile point-of-attack defenders; this season's most clutch scorers; and much more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    Ranking Futures of the NBA's Rebuilding Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 81:35

    LET'S RANK, BABY! Dan is joined by Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) from ClutchPoints to rank the futures of the NBA's rebuilding squads. Though the concept of "rebuilding" is certainly up for debate, we settled on eight overall inclusions: The Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs. ONTO THE RANKINGS! JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/hwkdiscord SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER: @fromal09 TWITTER/IG: @HardwoodKnocks / @Hardwood_Knocks TWITTER: @SportsMathNet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MAILBAG: Lakers' Future, Celtics' Title Stock, Russell Westbrook, Scoring Title, MVP Criteria, Pacers, Herb Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 80:45

    MAIL TIME. Hardwood Knocks' latest trip down YOU ASKED, WE ANSWERED LANE covers LeBron James' push for the scoring title; the Los Angeles Lakers' future and Russell Westbrook's trade stock; the Boston Celtics' surge up the standings; teams that could make moves over the offseason; the best performances from MVP candidates; the impact of team success on the MVP race; the Indiana Pacers' poor crunch-time play; Herb Jones' defense; a hypothetical, three-point-shooting-only lineup; and MUCH more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    The East is GLORIOUSLY Absurd: Raptors, Sixers, Heat, Bucks, Bulls, Nets, Cavs, Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 69:04

    Imman Adan (@Imman_Adan) from the Dishes & Dimes podcast (@dishesdimespod) choppers in to help Hardwood Knocks try making sense of the wild, wacky, gloriously unpredictable Eastern Conference postseason race. She guides Dan through an in-depth tour of the Toronto Raptors' 2022 NBA playoff stock and then cannonballs into extensive thoughts on the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: Harden-Embiid Fit, Best Rookies, Blazers, Cavs, MVP Teammates, Wiggins vs. Randle

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 61:27

    MAIL TIME. Your latest batch of questions has Hardwood Knocks talking about the supporting casts of the top MVP candidates; the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers; a Julius Randle vs. Andrew Wiggins hypothetical; the onset success of the James Harden-Joel Embiid pairing; historically tight NBA playoff races, the Portland Trail Blazers' outlook; Robert Williams III's finishing; the value of Russell Westbrook triple-doubles; and much more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: CP3 Injury, LeBron + Bronny, Trae, Zion, LaMelo, Cavs Future, Josh Giddey

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 91:52

    MAIL TIME. This latest batch of listener questions has us discussing the impact of Chris Paul's injury on the Phoenix Suns; Josh Giddey's rise with the Oklahoma City Thunder; the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers; All-Defense candidacies for Evan Mobley and Dejounte Murray; Zion Williamson; LaMelo Ball; the Charlotte Hornets' trajectory; LeBron James and Bronny James; potential fixes and additions to NBA All-Star Weekend; and much more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    WNBA Free-Agency Fallout + Biggest Post-NBA-All-Star Questions in the West

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 69:19

    Hardwood Knocks is joined by SB Nation's Sabreena Merchant (@sabreenajm) for a very special episode in which she guides Dan through all the major fallout from 2022 WNBA free agency before tackling some of the biggest questions we have about the Western Conference following the 2022 NBA All-Star break. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: Dark Horse Contenders, Knicks, Jazz, Hornets, Pacers, Raptors, Future Projections

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 103:25

    MAIL TIME. Our FANTABULOUS listeners asked a bunch of great questions that covered dark horse title contenders, future projections for rebuilding teams, Tyrese Haliburton's ceiling, the New York Knicks, Montrezl Harrell's fit with the Charlotte Hornets, Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets, how people vote on year-end NBA awards, the San Antonio Spurs, Cameron Thomas and MUCH more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Trade Deadline Fallout

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 101:16

    GOOD. FRIGGIN'. LORD. What an NBA trade deadline we just enjoyed. It was chaotic and filled with marquee moves. And in the aftermath of it all, Adam and Dan team up to tackle the most notable fallout, from James Harden and Ben Simmons swapping teams, to the San Antonio Spurs rebuilding, to the Boston Celtics both buying and selling, to the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks doing nothing, and so much more! FYI: If you're looking for analysis on the Domantas Sabonis-Tyrese Haliburton and CJ McCollum trades, as well as general thoughts on the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans, you can check out that episode here ⬇️ Apple: apple.co/3HGIGcZ Spotify: spoti.fi/3GJWyCc JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/hwkdiscord SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER: @fromal09 TWITTER/IG: @HardwoodKnocks / @Hardwood_Knocks TWITTER: @SportsMathNet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA TRADE-DEADLINE MAILBAG: Sabonis-for-Haliburton, McCollum-to-Pelicans, Blazers, Suns, Bucks, Thunder

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 102:59

    Let's trade deadline, everybody! Hardwood Knocks breaks down the two blockbusters the NBA gave us on Tuesday between the New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers and then the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers. After that, it's time to dig into a mailbag filled with all your last-minute trade-deadline questions! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    FAKE NBA TRADES GALORE (Plus: LeVert/Powell Trades, Harden to Sixers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2022 126:10

    Who ordered another piping-hot batch of 2022 NBA trade deadline ideas, with extra-special, thrice-as-spicy sauce? Dan is joined by Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) of The NBA Podcast (@TheNBAPod) for a rousing game of "Who Says No?!?" They first tackle 12-plus trades of Dan's own design before digging into a mailbag filled with hypothetical deals from YOU, OUR FINE AF LISTENERS! First, however, Hardwood Knocks reacts to the Indiana Pacers trading Caris LeVert to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Portland Trail Blazers trading Norman Powell to the LA Clippers, and the latest James Harden-to-the-Philadelphia 76ers rumors. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    10 Burning Questions Ahead of 2022 NBA Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 77:43

    Because there's not enough 2022 NBA trade deadline content, Hardwood Knocks decided to drop some, well, 2022 NBA trade deadline content. Chopper in as Adam and Dan deliver 10 burning questions they have ahead of Wednesday, February 10, 3 p.m. EST. There is only one rule, for those who care: We will not be asking about Ben Simmons—at least not directly. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: Cavs, Eric Gordon, NBA Playoff Predictions, Jokic, Jazz's Future, Buyout Candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 90:46

    MAIL TIME. Hardwood Knocks sifts through questions from our caps-lock AWESOME listeners that have us covering Joe Ingles' injury and its impact on the Utah Jazz; what the Cleveland Cavaliers should do at the 2022 NBA trade deadline; Eric Gordon's market value; the Denver Nuggets' ceiling without Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.; Nikola Jokic's MVP case; the San Antonio Spurs' future; hypothetical roster-building scenarios; out-of-left-field sellers; post-trade-deadline buyout candidates; an attempt to find the next 2021-22 Memphis Grizzlies and 2020-21 Atlanta Hawks; and MUCH more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Trade Deadline Buy, Sell or Hold: Eastern Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 136:57

    Dan is joined by Hardwood Knocks' GREAT friend, Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes), to play a game of 'BUY, SELL OR HOLD AT THE 2022 NBA TRADE DEADLINE?' for every team in the Eastern Conference. If you didn't check out our Western Conference buy-sell-hold pod, you can do that here: bit.ly/hwkx550. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Trade Deadline Buy, Sell or Hold: Western Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 123:21

    Our 2022 NBA Trade Deadline primers roll onward! Next up, we take at look at whether each team in the Western Conference should BUY, SELL OR HOLD in advance of Feb. 10 with our GREAT friend from Bleacher Report, Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes).  TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Trade Deadline MAILBAG: Sixers, Jazz, Celtics, Mavs, Nuggets, Raptors, Cavs, MORE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 119:11

    MAIL TIME. AGAIN. NBA TRADE DEADLINE STYLE. Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) from Bleacher Report, Forbes and The NBA Podcast (@TheNBAPod) joins Dan for a super-duper-mega episode in which we answer all the questions you have leading into the trade deadline. Our journey covers the Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, Indiana Pacers and MORE!

    MAILBAG: Lakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 74:43

    MAIL TIME. Our latest journey through the minds of you, our treasured audience, takes us through the Los Angeles Lakers, Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook dumpster fire; the Utah Jazz's struggles; trade targets for the Dallas Mavericks; thoughts on Ben Simmons; 2022 NBA title contender rankings; Stephen Curry's offensive usage with the Golden State Warriors; Kevin Love's Sixth Man of the Year candidacy; the Charlotte Hornets' defensive uptick; Anthony Edwards' growth; Marcus Smart's down year(?); and sooooo much more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    Ranking Top 10 NBA Players Under 25 By Career Outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 73:58

    RANKINGS TIME. Major shoutout to Charles (@charles_swann_) for asking DMing us a question that inspired an entire podcast. And so, Adam and Dan will be ranking the NBA's top 10 players under 25 by career outlook...with a small twist. First, however, we'll begin by talking about Kevin Durant's sprained MCL, and how that impacts the Brooklyn Nets. After that, it's all kiddies! Please listen to our criteria before you get mad at us. But, yes, then feel free to get mad at us. For now, let's wax poetic about Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Ja Morant and a whole bunch of other talented-as-hell youngsters. Host: @danfavale Host: @fromal09 Follow: @HardwoodKnocks Follow: @SportsMathNet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MAILBAG: Cam Reddish Trade Reaction, 1st-Time All-Stars, Grizzlies Ascending, Suns Trade Targets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 68:05

    MAIL TIME. But first: A TRADE. Adam and Dan break down every angle of the Atlanta Hawks sending Cam Reddish to the New York Knicks. After that, they belly flop into a mailbag that covers the Memphis Grizzlies' ascent and playoff stock; the NBA's best defensive communicators; ideal trade targets for the Phoenix Suns; potential first-time All-Stars; RJ Barrett's recent hot streak; and MUCH more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    1 Important Stat for Every Western Conference Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 67:51

    STIZZATZ TIME. As we near the midway point of the 2021-22 NBA season, Adam and Dan have cobbled together one stat for each Western Conference team that they find interesting. If you missed the Eastern Conference editions of this podcast, check it out here! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: Blazers Fire Sale?, MVP Ladder, LaMelo, Rookie, Jazz Trade Targets, Jokic, Steph

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 56:41

    MAIL TIME. Our latest dive into listener questions covers the MVP race, a potential Portland Trail Blazers fire sale, trade targets for the Utah Jazz, LaMelo Ball's All-Star case, Stephen Curry vs. Nikola Jokic, a James Harden-Russell Westbrook what-if scenario, rookies who need more minutes, team-building philosophies, harmful high-volume players, RJ Barrett's role with the New York Knicks and much more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    Kemba, Julius Randle, the Knicks and a 2021-22 NBA Season on the Brink

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 89:19

    Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio_) from Knicks Film School is back for a deep dive into—you guessed it—the 2021-22 New York Knicks! He joins Dan to discuss Julius Randle's struggles, RJ Barrett's development, Obi Toppin's improvement, Kemba Walker's comeback(?), potential trade targets, Tom Thibodeau's rotations, whether New York can salvage this season without a big move and much more! (NOTE: This pod was recorded BEFORE Julius Randle entered health and safety protocols.)TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    1 Important Stat for Every Eastern Conference Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 60:51

    With NBA rosters still in flux on a daily basis, Adam and Dan take the opportunity to unearth one stat they find telltale, intriguing, hyper-important, etc. for every team in the Eastern Conference. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    MAILBAG: Every NBA Team's MIP, Trades!, De'Aaron Fox, Hornets, Grizz, Jazz, Cavs!, Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 72:45

    MAIL TIME! You asked. Hardwood Knocks answered. And this time, your questions left us talking about every NBA team's most underrated player; Charlotte Hornets trades; MVP hypotheticals for LaMelo Ball, Donovan Mitchell and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander; the Memphis Grizzlies without Ja Morant; Los Angeles Lakers trade targets; De'Aaron Fox's fit with Tyrese Haliburton; the Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown partnership for the Boston Celtics; the Cleveland Cavaliers' playoff stock; the Utah Jazz's title chances; and much, MUCH more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Trade Deadline Targets for Every Western Conference Conference Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 99:57

    It's officially NBA trade season, so Hardwood Knocks naturally has targets for every single team in the NBA. We already tackled the Eastern Conference here. Next up: Trade targets for every Western Conference team! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    Beyond the Trade Rumors: What's Next for the Indiana Pacers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 55:20

    The Indiana Pacers have been making maaaany headlines over the past two weeks, so Hardwood Knocks did the only thing it could: turn to the one, the only, the legendary Caitlin Cooper (@C2_Cooper) from Indy Cornrows to break it all down. She discusses the fallout from the report that Indiana is open to tearing it down, Myles Turner's request for a bigger role or better "role clarity," Domantas Sabonis' usage and the national media's impression of him, Caris LeVert's up-and-down season, the Pacers' crunch-time struggles, Chris Duarte's ascension, the two-man synergy between Domas and Duarte, Indy's long-term outlook and so much more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    The Future of the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 80:25

    Dan is joined by the ever awesome Tara Bowen-Biggs (@tcbbiggs) from the We Have A Take podcast to discuss everything in the world of the Portland Trail Blazers. Together, they cover the front office transition from Neil Olshey to Joe Cronin, Damian Lillard's future, CJ McCollum's health and play, Jusuf Nurkic's struggles, Nassir Little's breakout, defensive problems, lineup changes, Ben Simmons, potential trade targets and sooooo much more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    2022 NBA Trade Deadline Targets for Every Eastern Conference Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 85:30

    With the unofficial starts of NBA trade season just around the corner, Adam and Dan are coming up with a handful of potential targets for every team. First up: All 15 Eastern Conference squads. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

    Where Do the Denver Nuggets Go From Here?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:29

    Dan is joined by T.J. McBridge (@TJMcBrideNBA) from Mile High Sports to break down the short- and long-term outlook of the Denver Nuggets. They discuss Michael Porter Jr.'s potential season-ending injury, the Nuggets' shorthanded rotation, Nikola Jokic's MVP case, possible trade targets, Denver's defense, the team's future beyond this season and much more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

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