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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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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.

    2021-22 NBA Win-Total Predictions for Every Team

    2021-22 NBA Win-Total Predictions for Every Team

    Adam is back, which means the band is back, which means he and Dan have over/under win predictions for every NBA team ahead of the 2021-22 season. Buckle up for safety. The takes are about to fly. TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 0:00 - Intro
    🔘 3:12 - Approach
    🔘 8:44 - Atlanta Hawks
    🔘 11:34 - Boston Celtics
    🔘 15:19 - Brooklyn Nets
    🔘 19:19 - Charlotte Hornets
    🔘 24:13 - Chicago Bulls
    🔘 30:59 - Cleveland Cavaliers
    🔘 36:01 - Dallas Mavericks
    🔘 39:50 - Denver Nuggets
    🔘 43:24 - Detroit Pistons
    🔘 46:48 - Golden State Warriors
    🔘 51:14 - Houston Rockets
    🔘 55:20 - Indiana Pacers
    🔘 58:57 - LA Clippers
    🔘 1:03:03 - Los Angeles Lakers
    🔘 1:11:22 - Memphis Grizzlies
    🔘 1:14:59 - Miami Heat
    🔘 1:22:01 - Milwaukee Bucks
    🔘 1:27:30 - Minnesota Timberwolves
    🔘 1:32:40 - New Orleans Pelicans
    🔘 1:38:24 - New York Knicks
    🔘 1:46:17 - Oklahoma City Thunder
    🔘 1:50:05 - Orlando Magic
    🔘 1:55:25 - Philadelphia 76ers
    🔘 1:58:59 - Phoenix Suns
    🔘 2:00:48 - Portland Trail Blazers
    🔘 2:06:31 - Sacramento Kings
    🔘 2:11:26 - San Antonio Spurs
    🔘 2:15:03 - Toronto Raptors
    🔘 2:20:07 - Utah Jazz
    🔘 2:24:01 - Washington Wizards
    
    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Follow: @HardwoodKnocks
    Follow: @The_Sports_Math
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    • 2 hr 30 min
    2021-22 Miami Heat Lookahead

    2021-22 Miami Heat Lookahead

    Dan is joined by Allana Tachauer (@AllanaTachauer) of the Feel The Heat podcast over at 5 Reasons Sports to discuss all things Miami Heat ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season. Their discussion covers Kyle Lowry's arrival and impact, the next step for Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler's jumper, Tyler Herro's development, Victor Oladipo's timeline for return and potential value, the bench rotation, lineup possibilities, the defense, the floor spacing and much more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 0:30 - Intro
    🔘 3:30 - Kyle Lowry's fit and impact
    🔘 6:23 - P.J. Tucker's value
    🔘 8:25 - Bam Adebayo's next step
    🔘 10:25 - Jimmy Butler
    🔘 12:22 - Expectations for Tyler Herro in Year 3
    🔘 15:53 - Victor Oladipo's timeline/role upon return
    🔘 18:03 - The offense's pace
    🔘 19:53 - Max Strus and Gabe Vincent
    🔘 21:30 - The top-10 rotation
    🔘 24:46 - Is Miami deep enough?
    🔘 25:42 - Trade candidates
    🔘 30:03 - The defense's ceiling
    🔘 33:33 - Does Miami have enough shooting?
    🔘 36:10 - Biggest Weakness
    🔘 39:50 - Best crunch-time lineup
    🔘 43:40 - Quirky lineups we want to see
    🔘 45:34 - Kyle Lowry's impact on the culture
    🔘 47:54 - Win-total prediction/Place in the East

    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Twitter: @HardwoodKnocks
    Instagram: @hardwood_knocks
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    • 52 min
    2021-22 Chicago Bulls Lookahead

    2021-22 Chicago Bulls Lookahead

    Dan is joined by Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) from the Cash Considerations podcast for a mega-ultra-super-deep dive into the Chicago Bulls ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season. Their conversation covers a reaction to the Bulls' offseason, Zach LaVine's superstardom, the fit between he, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic, Lonzo Ball's impact on offense, the importance of Alex Caruso and Patrick Williams, the defense, the backup wing and big rotations, lineup possibilities, Javonte Green's play and much more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 2:03 - Intro
    🔘 5:06 - Impressions of the Bulls' offseason
    🔘 7:44 - Chicago's direction since the 2021 trade deadline
    🔘 15:11 - The fit of Lonzo, LaVine, DeRozan and Vooch/How will the stars be staggered?
    🔘 18:26 - Alex Caruso's fit and role
    🔘 20:02 - Coby White's future
    🔘 25:06 - Patrick Williams' role/development
    🔘 29:36 - The backup frontcourt rotation
    🔘 31:46 - Will Javonte Green get regular minutes?
    🔘 33:27 - Chicago's defensive ceiling
    🔘 36:19 - Best crunch-time lineup
    🔘 38:21 - The late-game rotation
    🔘 39:35 - Quirky lineups we want to see/Troy Brown Jr.
    🔘 43:05 - Ayo Dosunmu
    🔘 45:32 - Win-total prediction/Place in the East
    🔘 49:32 - Trade candidates
    🔘 51:06 - Final thoughts about Chicago's future

    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Follow: @HardwoodKnocks
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    • 54 min
    2021-22 Orlando Magic Lookahead

    2021-22 Orlando Magic Lookahead

    Dan is joined by Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) from The NBA Front Office Show and Spotrac for a deeeeeep dive into the Orlando Magic ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season. Their conversation covers the Wendell Carter Jr. extension, rookie-year expectations for Jalen Suggs, trade candidates, the health of Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz, the 10-man rotation, Mo Bamba, lineup possibilities, RJ Hampton's ceiling, win-total predictions and more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 2:03 - Intro
    🔘 4:00 - Wendell Carter Jr.'s extension
    🔘 9:55 - Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac
    🔘 12:56 - Jalen Suggs: Rookie-year role and 🔘 expectations 
    🔘 15:41 - The backcourt rotation
    🔘 18:10 - RJ Hampton/Cole Anthony
    🔘 21:10 - Expectations for Chuma Okeke
    🔘 23:29 - Wendell Carter Jr.
    🔘 31:46 - Mo /Robin Lopez/Frontcourt rotation
    🔘 37:33 - Top-10 rotation
    🔘 40:50 - Impressions of Franz Wagner
    🔘 42:49 - Orlandos' style under Jamahl Mosley
    🔘 44:48 - Biggest weakness
    🔘 47:19 - Trade candidates
    🔘 51:22 - Best crunch-time lineup
    🔘 53:02 - Quirky lineups we want to see
    🔘 56:38 - The Magic's overall direction
    🔘 1:00:17 - Win-total prediction
    🔘 1:03:21 - Orlando's place in the standings

    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Twitter: @HardwoodKnocks
    IG: @hardwood_knocks
    Follow: @The_Sports_Math
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    2021-22 Memphis Grizzlies Lookahead

    2021-22 Memphis Grizzlies Lookahead

    Dan is joined by Sharon Brown (@SharonShyBrown) of the Memphis Flyer for a fantastic and in-depth discussion about the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season. Their conversation covers Ja Morant's development, Jaren Jackson Jr.'s future, Ziaire Williams' role as a rookie, the center rotation after trading Jonas Valanciunas for Steven Adams, Kyle Anderson's value, Desmond Bane's breakout potential, lineup possibilities and a lot more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 2:03 - Intro
    🔘 5:15 - Offseason takeaways
    🔘 7:59 - Jaren Jackson Jr.'s development and role
    🔘 11:24 - The frontcourt rotation
    🔘 13:12 - Desmond Bane's breakout potential
    🔘 14:20 - Ja Morant's deepening bag
    🔘 19:06 - Starting-lineup permutations
    🔘 22:34 - Rookie-year expectations for Ziaire Williams
    🔘 24:36 - Will Jarrett Culver, er, play?
    🔘 28:10 - Does Memphis have enough shooting and secondary creation?
    🔘 29:36 - The defense
    🔘 31:46 - Biggest weakness
    🔘 33:56 - Trade candidates
    🔘 35:44 - Dillon Brooks
    🔘 37:07 - Best crunch-time lineup
    🔘 38:14 - Quirky lineups we want to see
    🔘 39:58 - Win-total prediction/Place in the West
    🔘 41:13 - Importance of Steven Adams

    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Twitter: @HardwoodKnocks
    Instagram: @hardwood_knocks
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    • 42 min
    2021-22 New Orleans Pelicans Lookahead

    2021-22 New Orleans Pelicans Lookahead

    Dan is joined by Shamit Dua (@FearTheBrown) from the In The N.O. podcast for an honest and thorough talk about the New Orleans Pelicans' present and future ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season. They discuss New Orleans' somewhat controversial offseason, Zion Williamson's health, development and happiness, how the team will build out the rotation, Nickeil Alexander-Walker's ceiling, Trey Murphy III's fit, the defense, lineup possibilities and much more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 2:03 - Intro
    🔘 4:31 - Offseason takeaways/impressions
    🔘 9:51 - Zion Williamson's health and future
    🔘 19:52 - Zion's on-court development/defense
    🔘 23:49 - Starting-five predictions/preferences
    🔘 26:10 - Jonas Valanciunas' fit and value
    🔘 28:34 - Expectations for Nickeil Alexander-Walker
    🔘 32:27 - Jaxson Hayes/The backup center rotation
    🔘 37:35 - Trey Murphy III's role/rookie-year expectations
    🔘 40:44 - Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple, Kira Lewis Jr.
    🔘 43:04 - Kira Lewis' future
    🔘 45:06 - Devonte' Graham
    🔘 46:03 - Naji Marshall's role and value
    🔘 48:42 - Biggest weakness
    🔘 50:19 - Brandon Ingram
    🔘 51:34 - Josh Hart
    🔘 54:56 - Best crunch-time lineup
    🔘 56:13 - Quirky lineups we want to see
    🔘 57:10 - Win-total prediction/Place in the West
    🔘 1:00:19 - Willie Green's impact

    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Follow: @HardwoodKnocks
    Follow: @The_Sports_Math
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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331 Ratings

331 Ratings

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