The Crew

Editor Emeritus

Matt Moore (@HPbasketball) is a blogger for’s Eye on Basketball blog. He both loves and detests the sound of his own voice. Posts | Archive

Editors in Chief

Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) works for Bloomberg Sports, writes and edits Hardwood Paroxysm and HoopChalk, contributes to Grantland, and is coauthor of We’ll Always Have Linsanity: Strange Takes From The Knicks Strangest Season. PostsArchive

Steve McPherson (@steventurous) is an editor for Hardwood Paroxysm and his writing has appeared at Grantland, The Classical, A Wolf Among Wolves, TrueHoop, Complex, Narratively, Polygon and elsewhere. PostsArchive

Amin Vafa (@AminNBA) grew up in Cleveland, lives in DC, and somehow still manages to love watching professional basketball. He also covers the Wizards as an Associate Editor for Bullets Forever and was once captured in the background of a Jordan Crawford Instagram picturePostsArchive

Your Friendly, Neighborhood Bloggers

Ananth Pandian (@Ananth_Pandian) – Lives in Boston and has two small dogs. He has written for The Basketball Jones, The Classical, and Dime Magazine. PostsArchive

Andrew Lynch (@AndrewLynch) When God Shammgod created the basketball universe, Andrew Lynch was there. His belief in the superiority of advanced statistics and the eventual triumph of expected value-based analytics stems from the fact that he’s roughly as old as the concept of counting. With that said, he still loves the beauty of basketball played at the highest level — it reminds him of the splendor of the first Olympics — and the stories that spring forth from the games, since he once beat Homer in a game of rock-paper-scissors over a cup of hemlock. Dude’s old. PostsArchive

Bo Churney (@BoChurney) is the editor of and, contrary to common belief, not the kid from the movie Thunderstruck. When he’s not busy with his studies at Georgia Tech and talking about how great Al Horford is, he’s probably posting baby lion pictures on Twitter. Posts

Brian Schroeder (@Cosmis) was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As far as he knows, he’s the only person there who watches the NBA. He became a Bulls fan during the Marcus Fizer era, and he likes James Johnson more than you do. He watches far too much television and plays far too many video games, both of which he’s more than willing to complain about to anyone who will listen. PostsArchive

Caleb Nordgren (@chisportsguy41) is a proud Chicagoan still adjusting to life away from the big city. He’s a journalism student at Michigan State, a contributor at Bulls by the Horns, and can be found at any given time on Twitter, talking about basketball and generally being sarcastic. Posts

Connor Huchton (@ConnorHuchton) enjoys writing for Hardwood Paroxysm, especially in the third person. He also contributes to ESPN TrueHoop’s Mavericks’ site, The Two Man Game, is an editor of SB Nation’s Rufus on Fire, and runs the pop culture website Digital RefrainPostsArchive

Conrad Kaczmarek (@conradkaznba) is not a doctor but he plays one on the Internet. He writes lots of basketball stuff and for whatever reason, people seem to read it. You can find most of his ramblings on, SBNation’s Cleveland Cavaliers blog. You shouldn’t not follow him on Twitter. PostsArchive

Curtis Harris (@ProHoopsHistory) is a historian of basketball, emancipation, and civil rights. In addition to HP, you can find his writing at Pro Hoops History and TrueHoopPostsArchive

Danny Chau (@dannychau) is HP’s resident Zen haikuist. He once woke up next to an elk breathing into his ear, and that isn’t even the weirdest deer-related story he has. Archive

They say not to trust a man with two first names, but Derek James (@DerekJamesNBA) has three. You may also recognize him from other places on the internet such as Rufus on Fire and Howlin’ T-Wolf . Andray Blatche and Isaiah Rider love his tweets so they follow him on Twitter. PostsArchive

Eric Maroun (@EJMaroun) is a native Clevelander living in Indianapolis who lists meeting Craig Sager at a bar after LeBron’s return to Cleveland as one of the high points in his life. He enjoys the Cavs, good basketball, and the rare occurrence of those two overlapping each other. PostsArchive

Ian Levy (@HickoryHigh) writes about basketball from the wilds of Southern Vermont. Posts | Archive

James Herbert (@outsidethenba) loves basketball to an unhealthy degree. Like, even more than the Wicky Wubio kid. He also writes for SB Nation, he produces HoopSpeak Live, and he lives in Toronto. Archive

Jordan White (@JordanSWhite) loves and lives to write. He marvels at every Ricky Rubio pass and cries after every Brandon Roy highlight. He grew up in Kansas, where, contrary to popular belief, there is running water, electricity, and no singing munchkins. He is the Cormac McCarthy of basketball writing. Not because he’s a good writer, but because he’s terrible with apostrophes. PostsArchive

Kevin McElroy (@knickerbacker) loves the Knicks and owns a computer. This seemed like the logical next step. Posts

Kyle Soppe (@unSOPable23) is an aspiring writer who will tackle both reality and fantasy sports. As a mathematics major, he focuses on unique stats and trends that the public may not notice. He’s also a key contributor at Hickory-High on a regular basis during the NBA season. PostsArchive

Maddison Bond (@MaddisonBond) is an illustrator based out of Portland, Oregon where he lives with his wife, dog, and cat. When he isn’t watching basketball, he’s generally drawing something related to science fiction or video games. The website you can find him on is maddisonbond.comPostsArchive

Noam Schiller (@noamschiller) lives in Jerusalem, where he sifts through League Pass Broadband delay and insomnia in a misguided effort to watch as much basketball as possible. He usually fails miserably, but is entertained nonetheless. He prefers passing big men to rebounding guards but sees no reason why he should have to compromise on any of them. PostsArchive

Robby Kalland (@RKalland)  is the lead writer for the Atlanta Hawks at He once broke a roulette table in half with Anthony Tolliver and was given a bottle of wine by Johan Petro in the same night. PostsArchive

Scott Leedy (@ScottLeedy) loves rap music almost as much as he loves Tracy McGrady. PostsArchive

Scott Rafferty (@crabdribbles) is from England, but doesn’t like soccer, tea or crumpets. Instead, he spends all his time following the NBA and D-League, so he’s not your average Brit. You can find him on Hardwood Paroxysm, Ridiculous Upside, and Crab Dribbles. Posts

Seerat Sohi (@DamianTrillard) watches NBA basketball from the confines in her home in Edmonton, a small town on the outskirts of Siberia, because the idea of running around on ice always made her feel nervous. She oscillates between loving and hating the Bulls, depending on the amount of minutes Jimmy Butler plays on a given night. She also writes for Clipperblog and Rufus On Fire . Her request for the domain name was recently rejected, but that won’t deter any future attempts. PostsArchive

Distinguished Alumni

Sean Highkin, Dylan “Mad Ants” Murphy, Clint Peterson, Zach Harper, Holly MacKenzie, Michael Pina, Graydon Gordian, Jared Wade, Trey Kerby, Rob Mahoney, Tom Haberstroh, and Corndogg.