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Ep. 143: Los Angeles Basketball with Eric Pincus

This episode of The Bench Mob we bring on friend of the pod back onto to the pod after about a year. Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, Basketball Insiders, and the Hollywood Hoops podcast joins Kaan Erel as they talk LA basketball. Starting out with LeBron and the Lakers, followed by the surprising Clippers as well. We also talk about the current cap situation around the league and how 2016 led to another cap space year for more than half of the teams. Hope you enjoy. You can follow us on...


Ep. 142: Wizards Mob's Trade Deadline

The Washington Wizards badly need a make over, so Kaan Erel (@iKaanic) takes control over there front office and shops his star players around the league. Charlie Goldsmith (@2021_charlie) and Dj Rekstad (@DjRekstad) talk trade and get through quite a bit of different trade scenarios. John Wall and Otto Porter are heavily involved in most of the conversations, but did Kaan pull the trigger? Take a listen to find out. Hope you enjoy. You can follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Learn more...


Ep. 141: Philly, Minny and Jimmy From All Angles

Minneapolis native Dj Rekstad speaks with Philly mobbers Garrett Catalana and Dan Gladnick about how they all feel about the Jimmy Butler trade. Host Kaan Erel navigates the conversation and gives is Bullsian perspective of the origins of Jimmy Butler to the Wolves. Hope you all enjoy. You can follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 140: Around the League with Keith Smith

The long overdue appearance of Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) finally happened on todays pod. The host of the Front Office Show podcast joins his producer, host Kaan Erel (@iKaanic) to discuss various teams and topics around the league. They talk about the Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, and the New Orleans Pelicans. Then they discuss the 3 #TradesOfTheWeek as well as answer several Twitter questions. Thank you for sending in your questions and voting on the trades, hope you enjoy the...


Ep. 139: Rockets Mob's Trade Deadline

The Mob's Trade Deadline is coming at you pretty steadily a Wednesday this season, this time we look at what the Houston Rockets might be looking at in the trade market. Kaan takes GM duties this time around as he tries and take away players from DJ and Sydney as the same MTD crew is back once again. There was some big fish hunting as well as a lot of discussion about the wings around the league that may just be available for Houston to scoop up. Hope you all enjoy. You can follow us on...


Monday Shootaround: Bulls, Celtics, Nuggets, Thunder, Wizards

Join us on a Monday Shootaround pod where Kaan Erel and Will Pennington hop around the status of several teams around the league. We start with the Chicago Bulls, move onto the Boston Celtics. Then we move to the northwest division and talk about the Nuggets hot start along with the OKC Thunder and their struggles. We close out on the Wizards who have a lot of talent that seem to just not like each other. Hope you enjoy. You can follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Learn more about your ad...


Ep. 137: Cavs Mock Trade Deadline

The Mob's Trade Deadline is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. They've been in the news quite a bit for the firing of head coach Tyron Lue, and they will probably be shopping their players approaching the actual trade deadline. Sydney Robinson takes charge of the Cavs front office in this one and tries to direct this team on a better path. Kaan and Dj make it pretty tough on him though as the Cavs are in a tough situation asset-wise. Let us know what you think. You can follow us on Twitter...


Ep. 136: Suns Mock Trade Deadline

The Mob's Trade Deadline comes back after missing a week with the Phoenix Suns. Kaan (@iKaanic) takes charge of GM duties with Dj (@DjRekstad) and Sydney (@syd_rob25) take over all the other teams in a another down to the wire deadline. The Sunds are dying to get a point guard, find out if Kaan was able to get them one. Hope you enjoy. You can follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 135: Dave DuFour on the NBA

Kaan Erel (@iKaanic) and (@2021_charlie) welcome Dave DuFour (@DaveDuFourNBA onto The Bench Mob podcast. We talk about Ingram vs Ingles, discuss the Nuggets hot start, what team really rules the East among the Celtics, Raptors, Bucks and 76ers (Pacers maybe?), and touch a little bit on the Chicago Bulls. This was a fun conversation and hope you all enjoy. You can follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 134: Knicks Mock Trade Deadline

The New York Knicks are taken over over Sydney Robinson in this weeks edition of #TradeDeadlineTuesday. Kaan Erel and Dj Rekstad join in as the West and East GMs and they descuss a variety of moves. Sydney tries and creates some cap space, Kaan and Dj have an eye on his top level prospects. A couple deals do end up getting done, let us know what you think of them. Hope you enjoy. You can follow on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 133: Bucks Mock Trade Deadline

Welcome back to our continutation of #BucksWeek here on The Bench Mob podcast. The 2nd MTD of our new season gives the reigns of Milwaukee to Kaan Erel and he tries to make some trades with Dj Rekstad and Sydney Robinson. A couple blockbusters might have went down and the Bucks look super different by the end of this episode. Hope you enjoy. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 132: Coach Justin Wetzel Joins The Bench Mob

Atur Turakhia and Kaan Erel welcome the Assistant coach of the Wisconsin Herd onto The Bench Mob podcast. We discuss his coaching and player development philosophy, his time coaching in the continental basketball league, his Native American heritage, and more. Hope you enjoy. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 131: Timberwolves Mock Trade Deadline

#TradeDeadlineTuesday is back!!! We were going to start back up the Mock Trade season with Minnesota anyway, then Jimmy went ahead and requested a trade. We go through at least 15 potential teams worth of deals for Jimmy Butler, as well as tossing around ideas for some Wiggins or Tyus deals. In the end, native Minnesotan and frequent Mobber Dj Rekstad took over the team and came to an agreement on a trade. You'll have to listen to find out where Butler ended up. Kaan Erel, Charlie Goldsmith,...


Mock Expansion Draft Ep. 130

Jack, Garrett, Kaan, Atur & DJ execute the draft portion of our Mock Expansion series! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Mock Expansion Draft Preview Ep. 129

DJ, Kaan, Garrett, & Atur introduce the Mob's first ever Mock Expansion Draft. Why was Al Horford left unprotected? Is DJ going to screw everything up in Seattle? Where is Jack going to put the 2nd franchise? All this on more for episode 129! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Tuesday morning coffee with Will and Deej Ep. 128

Will and DJ cover: Oklahoma City Hornets, Accelerating Timelines, Oklahoma Football, 30 for 30, Brandon Roy, Summer League, SBC, Chicago Bulls lost tapes, Crazy jerseys, Will knows the guy that got married for Hawks Tinder Night, what if we did a family reunion style mega competition for All Star Week, and what if all of the NBA GMs played Settlers of Catan? Perfect listen while you're enjoying your Tuesday morning, mid-morning, afternoon, late afternoon, early evening, night, and Tuesday...


One Year Anniversary Pod! Ep. 127

It has been one year since The Bench Mob dropped our first episode. DJ and Jack hop on to wax some nostalgia and chat about some current topics. NBA Scheduling, Twin Cities Pro Am, TBT and more are on this episode. @thebenchmobnba Thank you for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep: 126: Offseason Recap

On this episode, Kaan is joined by Garrett, Atur, and Tim to break down the major moves of the offseason and what it means for each team from a cap perspective. The guys cover the Kawhi trade, the Melo salary dump, Lebron to the Lakers, the Bulls signing Parker, and the Nets sneaky good use of cap space. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Summer League Round 2 Ep.126

Round 2. Warning: Explicit language in this episode. Please enjoy responsibly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Summer League Round 1 Ep. 125

We're live from Summer League! The Mob is back together and it feels so good. Round 1 of our thoughts is ready to roll, and we're recording more and more this week as we go along. Follow us @thebenchmobnba & Y'all are the best. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit