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Ep 110: The Bench Mob Award Show

It's postseason award szn, so time to jump on the train and hand out some awards. Except the actual awards aren't for another two and a half months so everything's a little preemptive but the ballots are due Friday (we think) so we went ahead and cast ours! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 109: Mental Health and the NBA with Dr. Atur Turakhia

Will Pennington is joined by Bench Mobber, and psychiatrist, Dr. Atur Turakhia to talk about how NBA players are helping us change the way we talk about mental health as a society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 108: Sweet 16/Elite 8 recap and Final 4 predictions

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Ep. 107: Pro Basketball Combine with Jake Kelfer

What is up everyone. We have a great episode for you guys today with Jake Kelfer, founder of the Pro Basketball Combine, joining the Mob to talk us about this event. The Pro Basketball Combine is looking to have a second successful year this year Kaan and Jake dig into all of the details. We talk about how the combine started, the differences between the PBC and the NBA draft combine, as well as some of the players that have come out of the combine. We also talk about a special event that...


Ep. 106: FA Meetings - Aaron Gordon, Jusuf Nurkic

We're back with another episode where we negotiate contracts for upcoming free agents. This time Kaan acts as the player agent for restricted free agent big men Jusuf Nurkic and Aaron Gordon. Will Pennington and Garrett Catalana assume GM duties as we test out the market for two very interesting players. Hope you guys enjoy. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep 105: Midweek Monday

Start your Thursday off the right way: with some AirB&B chat. Tim may or may not be getting his heart broken by a stranger named Vincent as you read this. There is some basketball talk here, including a wild finish in Celtics-Thunder on Tuesday and playoff forecasting, but listener beware. This is one of those Tim goes on a tangent and Jack occasionally attempts to wrangle him back type of pods, but trust us there are a few hidden gems, including a fire take on your MCMs favorite elderly...


March Madness: Recap of the First Weekend plus Sweet 16 Preview

Justin Clareman (@claremooose) is joined by Yusuf Khwaja (@yusuf_k8) and Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) to recap all the upsets and big moments from the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament before looking ahead to this week's games. Follow us on Twitter: @TheBenchMobNBA Facebook: @ Our Website: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 103: Ben Dull Dissects Women's NCAA Tourney with special guest Eric Nemchock

Bench Mobber, Ben Dull (@SplitThePost), checks in for the first time and lights it up with guest Eric Nemchock (@nemchocke) of @FanRagSports. The two cover the teams and the players to watch in the NCAAW March Madness field. This is a pilot episode for a weekly slot in which Ben will be covering women's hoops at the collegiate and the WNBA level. You can find more of Ben's work with @summithoops Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 102: March Madness Hits the Mob

March Madness has hit The Bench Mob. Host Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) is joined by Yusuf Khwaja (@yusuf_k8) and Justin Clareman (@claremooose) as they go through all four regions of the NCAA Tournament Bracket with their picks and some upset alerts. After you're done listening, go submit your bracket in our pool and see if you can #BeatTheMob. Submit your bracket here: Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website Learn more about your ad...


Ep. 101: Mob's FA Meetings: Boogie and DeAndre

More negotiations! The mob is back with more negotiation style pods with mock out new mock free agent meeting's series. We will take a couple players each week, one person will be the agent for the players, the other 2-3 people will represent teams, and we negotiate some contracts. This week we got Kaan as the player agent for Boogie and DeAndre Jordan. While Will, Sydney and Charlie take on the rolls of different teams trying to sign these star big men. Hope you enjoy. Follow us on...


Ep. 100: Monday Chat about The NCAA Tourney, Playoff Matchups, and Hitting the Century Mark

Jack is joined by Yusuf and Justin to talk college hoops, playoff matchups, and making it to episode 100! The guys reminisce a bit about previous pods, while keeping an eye on the post season. Like, rate, and subscribe so we can keep bringing you basketball nonsense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 99: The MinneCago TimberBulls

DJ Rekstad and Kaan Erel attempt to challenge Will & Tim's homer-ism as they dive deep into the Derrick Rose signing for the Timberwolves, the "TimberBulls" moniker, Thibodeau's coaching, poor ownership and what the Wolves need to do moving forward to contend. 99 episodes in the books! Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Email us at And as always, thank you for being part of the Mob. (We appreciate your reviews on...


Ep. 98: Expiring Contracts Part 2

Kaan, Garrett, and Will get back on the expiring contract trail as they discuss a lot of the restricted free agents this summer. From Aaron Gordon and Zach Lavine, to Rodney Hood and Jusuf Nurkic, as well as unrestricted guys like Wayne Ellington and Isaiah Thomas, a lot of players are on here. Hope you guys enjoy. Follow us @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 96: Interview with Dave DuFour

Coach Dave (@DaveDuFourNBA) joins Dan Gladnick (@DanuGladobili) and Will Pennington (@WillRPennington) to talk Sports Business Classroom, Vegas Summer League Bathroom etiquette, Bill Wanton, and the Rookie of the Year race. In addition the guys briefly discuss All-Star Weekend, and Luka Doncic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 96: West Playoffs & RIP Wes Johnson FH(H)H

We're back for another Friday Happy (Half) Hour with the Oklahoma standoutsTim Heaton and Will Pennington. They break down the latest news, Wes Johnson's obituary and much more on this edition of the FHH or FHHH if you're picking up what Will is throwing down! Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Email us at And as always, thank you for being part of the Mob. (We appreciate your reviews on itunes as well) Learn more...


Ep. 95: Player Deep Dive: DeAndre Ayton, Dennis Smith JR, Larry Nance JR, DeMar DeRozan

Today is the fourth installment of our monthly Player Deep Dives, where we provide in-depth scouting reports of 4 players. This time around @claremooose starts us off with prospect DeAndre Ayton, followed by @tim_tweeton who gives a scouting report on Mav's rookie Dennis Smith. Then @2021_charlie takes a look at a rotation level player, Larry Nance and @yusuf_k8 closes us out breaking down the star category, taking an extend look at .DeMar DeRozan. Enjoy! As always, following on Twitter:...


Ep. 94: Topp of the Key III

Coach Cody is BACK! Kaan and Yusuf sit down with the head coach of the Northern Arizona Suns to talk about how a coach uses analytics in his day to day. We go from preparing a game plan before the game, what stats he uses during the game, player development, and the hot hand theory. This was a really fun episode and we are excited to have another Topp of the Key episode for you guys. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website Follow coach Cody @topp33 and...


Ep. 93: Everything All Star 2018

In a special 2-part All Star Podcast, DJ Rekstad, Kaan Erel, and Charlie Goldsmith preview the weekend ahead, play some intense All Star trivia and give live reactions to Friday night's activities. Then, DJ and Jack Newman jump on the call immediately following the All Star Game itself to give reactions and recaps on all of the weekend's festivities. Tune in for a great episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep: 92: Valentine's Day Matchmaking

We have a Valentine's Day special for today's episode. Host Atur Turakhia (@TheMotivATUR) is joined by Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) as they play cupid, as they pick 5 players they would like to see on different teams. The guys dive into what the fit would be with some advanced statistics to back them up. Let us know on Twitter what matchmaking you would do on this Valentine's Day. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Email us at...


Ep. 91: Exploring Expiring Contracts

Kaan Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD) is joined by Garrett Catalana (@GarrettCatalana) and Will Pennington (@WillRPennington) to examine the expiring contracts around the league and search for potential buyout candidates. With money tight, the mob predicts most of the guys with player options will opt-in next summer, due to a general lack of cap space around the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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