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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


Ep. 90: Larry Coon joins The Bench Mob to talk about Sports Business Classroom

Kann Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD), Sydney Robinson(@syd_rob25), and Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) are joined by special guest, CBA expert and manager of Sports Business Classroom's Larry Coon (@LarryCoon). Larry helps lead a roundtable discussion about the Mobber's experience at Sports Business Classrom in 2017 and talk about the upcoming session of SBC during the Vegas Summer League in July. SBC registration is now open! Visit for more information! Follow us on Twitter...


2018 Trade Deadline Reactions

Jack Newman (@jnewm3) is joined by Yusuf Khwaja (@yusuf_k8), Garrett Catalana (@GarrettCatalana), and Charlie Goldsmith (@2021_charlie) to discuss all the deals that went down on this busy day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Bench Mob Rewind: Nuggets MTD

This week we don't have a fresh Mob's Trade Deadline episode for you guy so we thought we'd throw it mock to our first trade deadline episode where we broke down what the Nuggets could do. This was before the season started so we can also take a look at how are preview of the team has aged and if any of the moves are still moves that should be considered. Thanks for listening. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Learn more about your ad choices....


Ep. 87: Niko traded, Tyreke on the move?? State of The Clips, Rising Stars Mock Draft & More!

DJ Rekstad (@djrekstad) Justin Clareman (@claremooose) and Jack Newman (@jnewm3) get into another Friday Happy Hour. We're talking Niko trade, Tyreke to Philly?? Rising Stars, Jack's amazing college bball season and Justin's state of the Clippers and Green Wave. Give it a listen! 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...


Covering All Things Lakers with Cranjis McBasketball

Yusuf Khwaja (@yusuf_k8) and Joey Rudin (@J_Rude24) are joined by Cranjis McBasketball (@T1m_NBA) to talk all the storylines of the Lakers' season so far. We touch on reactions to the season and youth development so far, grading the front office and Luke Walton's scheme. Lastly, we end with some offseason questions including Tim's eastern conference playoff predictions. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 85: Mob's Trade Deadline Special Part 2

This is part 2 of our Mob's Trade Deadline special. We close out the deadline and discuss all of the other moves that were made. If you missed part one go check that out in the previous episode. As always follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 84: Mob's Trade Deadline Special Part. 1

What's up everyone, this week we got a special episode with 12(!) on at the same time. Each person is in charge of 2-3 teams and we have a 2 hours trade deadline between all of us. This is essentially the podcast version of the exercise we did at Sport Business Classroom. Unfortunately Blake Griffin was traded the day after this recording took place. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


DeMarcus Cousins' Injury and Our Own All-Star Draft

Kaan Erel (@kaanba_mtd) is joined by Yusuf Khwaja (@yusuf_k8) and Charlie Goldsmith (@2021_charlie) to discuss the latest news from around the league including DeMarcus Cousins achilles' tear and Mike Conley being out for the rest of the season. Charlie also throws out a hypothetical Cousins trade. Then the mob does a 3 team draft of the All-Stars. Vote on who you think has the better team @TheBenchMobNBA on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 82 Trevor Cooney Joins The Bench Mob

On this episode we welcome Trevor Cooney (@TCooney10)--Syracuse standout and overseas pro--onto the Bench Mob podcast. Dann Gladnick (@DanuGladobili) hosts with DJ Rekstad (@djrekstad) as they cover Syracuse, The G-League, The Tournament, and playing overseas professionally. Huge thanks to Trevor for joining us and helping create a great episode! Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Thanks for being a part of The Mob! Learn more about your ad...


Ep. 81: Cavs Mob's Trade Deadline

#TradeDeadlineTuesday tackles another hot-topic team in the NBA trade-o-sphere, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sydney Robinson takes on the GM role this time as Kaan and Tim take each conference to try and take that Brooklyn pick away from him. Find out if the Cavs keep the pick or not and why. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 80: Rod Strickland Joins The Bench Mob

We have a special guest today, NBA legend Rod Strickland (@rod_strickland)! Rod is joined by Sydney Robinson (@syd_rob25) and Dann Gladnick (@DanuGladobili) as they talk about Rod's younger days in high school and college, some great behind the scenes insight to life in the NBA, and get Rod's takes on if the league is softer now plus the importance of analytics in basketball. Plus a whole lot more! This was a great episode and we can't thank Rod enough for joining us! Follow us on Twitter...


Ep 79: Bull's Mob's Trade Deadline

Kaan continues to hijack pod with all of his Bull's opinions with our latest edition of #TradeDeadlineTuesday. Luckily, the Bull's are a hot trade topic right now with Niko Mirotic seeming to be all but gone, as well as veterans Justin Holiday and Robin Lopez still on a team that is looking to stockpile assets. Garret and Sydney acting as the rest of the GM's in the league to give you guys a fun, trade filled deadline. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at...


Ep 78: Monday Shootaround

Jack and Charlie take the league in this week's shootaround, including some exploration on the Heat, a little post-trade reaction from the offseason, and an abrupt ending Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 77: The Friday Happy Hour

New series alert! DJ Rekstad and Tim Heaton usher in The Bench Mob's newest series "The Friday Happy Hour". They cover the NBA2K League, Basketball rules in North Korea, the league's current events and more! Tune in, stick around, and see if you can beat Tim in the closing trivia segment. 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...


Ep. 76: The Bull's Journey since MVP Rose with Mark Karantzoulis

We have a special Bull's specific pod for you guys today with Bull's Twitter's favorite Aussie, Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) from the BullHQ podcast. The resident Bull's Mobber Kaan Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD) sits down with Mark and discuss the Bull's journey from the offseason they almost signed LeBron and friends, to the MVP Rose year, the years after that with the injury, Nate Robinson, Noah's rise to and fall from stardom, to the rebuilda-Bulls we are watching today. Fellow Aussie Mobber...


Ep. 75: Player Deep Drive: Victor Oladipo, Noah Vonleh, Kyle Kuzma, and Trae Young

Today is the third installment of our monthly Player Deep Dives, where we provide in-depth scouting reports of 4 players. This time around @over_heaton starts us off with prospect Trae Young, followed by @yusuf_k8 who gives a scouting report on Laker's rookie Kyle Kuzma. Then @tim_tweeton takes a look at a rotation level player, Noah Vonleh and @claremooose closes us out breaking down the star category, taking an extend look at Most Improved Player candidate Victor Oladipo. Enjoy! As...


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