300 episodes

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.

Hardwood Knocks: An NBA Podcast Blue Wire

    • Basketball
    • 4.7, 282 Ratings

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.

    7 Questions, Never Less: NBA Restart Updates, Nets Outlook/Trade Targets

    7 Questions, Never Less: NBA Restart Updates, Nets Outlook/Trade Targets

    Dan is joined by the New York Daily News' Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) to cover a looooot of ground. They talk about the NBA's restart plan and latest updates, as well as Kristian's experience covering the recent protests in-person. After that, they talk about the potential Delete Eight bubble, and then, it's the Brooklyn Nets' turn to enter the "7 Questions, Never Less" pressure-cooker: Can Caris LeVert turn into a star? What's his potential fit beside Kyrie and KD look like? Is Jarrett Allen still a worthwhile prospect? Do the Nets have the assets to trade for a star like Bradley Beal? What about Victor Oladipo? Meanwhile, what's their head-coaching search look like? And who should they target in free agency? We tackle all this, and much, much more. Don't miss out. (Oh, and there's also a live sneaker unboxing at the end. Because, why not?)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Top 10 Milwaukee Bucks of the Decade

    Top 10 Milwaukee Bucks of the Decade

    Come on down, Milwaukee Bucks fans! Your team is next up in our decade-ranking series. With input from you, dear listeners, Adam and Dan rank the top 10 players to suit up for the Bucks since the 2010-11 season. No spoilers here: We know where Giannis Antetokounmpo land. Everything after him—or at least the top three—is up in the air. Names like Brandon Jennings, Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, Brook Lopez, Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova and more are all hard to place. Who ended up where? It's time to find out.

    • 57 min
    Top 10 Miami Heat of the Decade

    Top 10 Miami Heat of the Decade

    Ready or not, it's time to rank the top 10 Miami Heat players of the past decade. The tippy-top of this exercise is fairly consensus, but plenty of questions remain: Does Dwyane Wade have a case to beat out LeBron James? Will Jimmy Butler make the cut on this list? What about Ray Allen? And Justise Winslow? How high has Bam Adebayo climbed? How low as Hassan Whiteside fallen? Let's rank.

    • 49 min
    NBA Player Archetypes, The Raptors' Title Defense, Siakam vs. Tatum

    NBA Player Archetypes, The Raptors' Title Defense, Siakam vs. Tatum

    Hardwood Knocks is joined by Yasmin (@carmelohdrama), a co-host of the Dishes & Dimes podcast and the author of The Neon Playbook journal, to talk about the latest in NBA bubble happenings, player archetypes and all things Raptors, including: Pascal Siakam vs. Jayson Tatum, OG Anunoby's development, Toronto's title defense, Fred VanVleet's free agency, the deification of Kyle Lowry and the Giannis Antetokounmpo-sized elephant in the room.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Top 10 Memphis Grizzlies of the Decade

    Top 10 Memphis Grizzlies of the Decade

    Come on down, Memphis Grizzlies! You're the next subject of our "Ranking the top 10 players of the decade for every NBA team!" series. Adam and Dan thoroughly enjoyed recording this one, and while we're ultra-biased, we highly recommend this pod for non-Grizzlies fans (and obviously Grizz faithful), just because of how many quality players this team has churned out. You all know Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen made the cut. But where did Rudy Gay fall? How high did Ja Morant climb? Did Vince Carter crack the top 10? What about O.J. Mayo? Let's grit and grind this out! (See what we did there?)

    • 56 min
    1996 NBA Re-Draft: 6-Man Rotation Edition

    1996 NBA Re-Draft: 6-Man Rotation Edition

    Woo buddy, was the 1996 NBA draft class loaded or what? Kobe Bryant. Steve Nash. Allen Iverson. Ray Allen. Jermaine O'Neal. The undrafted Ben Wallace. The list goes on and on and on. For the 24th anniversary of this historically great class, Adam and Dan each drafted a six-man rotation. The goal here is to build the best team, which means the best player available doesn't always enter into the equation. We're angling for fit—and to beat the other. If you'd like to see more podcasts like this or have any suggestions on how to improve the process, please let us know in the iTunes comments section or on Twitter. And also let us know who ya got: Team Adam, or Team Dan?

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
282 Ratings

282 Ratings

Quincy Pondexter ,

chemistry matters!

While heavily relying on statistics, this nba pod isn't dry or boring, the hosts have good chemistry and it's an enjoyable listen

TKinger021 ,

In-Depth NBA talk

This is my go to for in-depth NBA talk. Sometimes a tad unpolished but these guys live and breathe the NBA and it comes through on the pod.

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Kyrie

He’s a pseudo intellectual that thinks he knows more than everyone else.

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