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Hardwood Knocks, Episode 80 – Jusuf Nurkic Forever: Previewing the 2017-18 Portland Trail Blazers

iTunes | BlogTalkRadio | Stitcher | Google Play (coming soon) @HardwoodKnocks | @AndrewDBailey | @DanFavale Few teams in the NBA are as tough to forecast ahead of the 2017-18 season as the Portland Trail Blazers. They won just 41 games last year and are not appreciably better on paper, but their 20-tilt tear with Jusuf Nurkic suggests they’re on to something. Can that small-sample …

Hardwood Knocks, Episode 79 – So Long Chris Paul: The Definitive 2017-18 Los Angeles Clippers Preview

iTunes | BlogTalkRadio | Stitcher | Google Play (coming soon) @HardwoodKnocks | @AndrewDBailey | @DanFavale The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the NBA’s most facinating teams to watch leading into 2017-18. On the one hand, they lost Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, a soul-sundering move no matter how you spin it. On the other hand, they  rebounded nicely, securing an objectively good …

Hardwood Knocks, Episode 78 – Finding Andre Drummond: 2017-18 Detroit Pistons Preview

iTunes | BlogTalkRadio | Stitcher | Google Play (coming soon) @HardwoodKnocks | @AndrewDBailey | @DanFavale The Detroit Pistons followed up their disappointing 37-win campaign in 2016-17 with one hell of an offseason. They hard-capped themselves on Day 1—Day 1!—of free agency. They traded the two years and $10.4 million remaining on Marcus Morris’ contract for Avery Bradley’s expiring deal. They renounced the rights to …