Happy holidays, Hardwood Knocksers! Now, let’s get busy. In the latest episode, Andy and Dan go around the NBA after diving head first into an extensive listener-driven mailbag. Our journey takes use from the surging Chicago Bulls and streaking Oklahoma city Thunder, to the battle for second place on the Rookie of the Year ladder between Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell. Other topics include: Jordan Clarkson’s trade value; a hypothetical Utah Jazz-Charlotte Hornets blockbuster; Ricky Rubio’s odd fit in Quin Snyder’s system; Khris Middleton’s All-Star case; Andre Drummond vs. Joel Embiid; Joel Embiid vs. Ben Simmons; a miniature top-five re-draft using 2017-18 rookies; the Denver Nuggets’ path to title contention; and so much more! As always, be sure to subscribe to and rate Hardwood Knocks on iTunes. You can also find us on Stitcher and BlogTalkRadio. And as 50 Cent’s biopic suggests: Follow Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey), Dan Favale (@danfavale), the show (@HardwoodKnocks) and NBA Math (@NBA_Math) on Twitter or die trying.