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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...


Ep. 74: Knicks Mob's Trade Deadline

#TradeDeadlineTuesday is back once more and this time we take on the New York Knicks. Kaan Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD) assumes the role of GM and has his hands full with several potential blockbuster trades. Dj Rekstad (@djrekstad) takes the rest of the East teams and Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) handles the West in this wild edition of MTD. No one is off limits and the final trades go right down to the wire. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website If you like what...


Ep. 73: Monday Shootaround - 1/8/18

Host Jack Newman (@jnewm) is joined by Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) and Yusuf Khwaja (@yusuf_k8) to breakdown another week in the NBA. The trio talks a little college football before talking about what is going on with the Lakers and the very average Pelicans. We also give our 2018 All-Star picks before ending on some trivia covering a couple of teams' best lineups. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA and visit our website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Ep: 72: Capology - Buyers and Sellers

Our monthly Capology series is back and this time we take a look at who will be buyers and who will be sellers as the trade deadline approaches. Host Kaan Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD) is joined by Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) and Garrett Catalana (@GarrettCatalana) as they talk about every team across the league. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website Check out the rest of the Almighty Radio shows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ep. 71: Laker's Mob's Trade Deadline

#TradeDeadlineTuesday Double max cap room edition. Kaan Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD) takes on the role of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka to try and make some moves. A lot is left for the offseason as Atur Turakhia (@TheMotivATUR), Dj Rekstad (@djrekstad) and Justin Clareman (@claremooose) take control of the rest of the teams in the league. A lot of Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, and Luol Deng discussion, but not all of them left the team. Find out who got moved and who stayed. Follow us on Twitter...


Ep. 70 - Monday Shootaround - 1/1/2018

Happy New Year!! The Bench Mob brings in 2018 with today's Monday Shootaround episode. Host Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) is joined by Kaan Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD) and Justin Clareman (@claremooose) to talk about all the action around the league. The Mob ends the episode with an great conversation about tanking, as the bottom 10 team in the NBA are all within 4 games of one another. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website Check out the rest of the Almighty...


Ep. 69: Pacers Mob's Trade Deadline

#TradeDeadlineTuesday marches along with the exciting and surprising Indiana Pacers. Oladipo is killing it, Myles Turner and Sabonis are young studs in the front court, and the role players are all on reasonable, high trade value contracts. A lot was discussed, GM Kaan Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD) struggled to make some decisions against Dj Rekstad (@djrekstad) and Sydney Robinson (@syd_rob25). This was a really fun episode to record so we hope it's just as fun to listen to. Follow us on Twitter...


Ep. 68: Monday Shootaround - Christmas Edition

As a Bench Mob Christmas present, we're giving you the Monday Shootaround one day early to get you ready for the full slate of Christmas Day games around the league. Host Justin Clareman (@claremooose) is joined by Yusuf Khwaja (@yusuf_k8), Tim Heaton (@tim_tweeton) and late surprise guest DJ Rekstad (@DjRekstad) as they recap some of the recent NBA action and cover all of the Christmas Games. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website Check out the rest...


Ep. 67: The Mob's Champion - Bigs Round 3

Super 16! With 2 slots remaining in the Elite Eight, the Mob moves back to the Bigs Region for 2 in-depth conversations on: Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid, Draymond Green, and Kristaps Porzingis. DJ Rekstad (@djrekstad), Justin Clareman (@claremooose), Jack Newman (@jnewm3), and Derek Brrooks (@D_bro22 ) serve as the player representatives. To participate in this tournament, follow along on social media (@TheBenchMobNBA). Who will be our Mob's Champion?! Follow us on Twitter...


Ep. 66: Still Processing - The Philly Pod

Host @jnewm3 is joined by two Mobbers, @GarrettCatalana and @DanuGladobili, who live and breathe Sixers ball. We talk about the many results of #trusttheprocess, including the team's young promising core, other players who figure to be part of the future, and the vets we all know and love(?). Also the administrative situation, some future outlook, and what can improve. Overall, a very fun convo about one of the league's most promising teams Follow the pod @TheBenchMobNBA, send us your...


Ep. 65: Magic Mob's Trade Deadline

This week on #TradeDeadlineTuesday, we switch up the featured GM as Dj Rekstad had a lot of Orlando Magic trade idea's. Representing the rest of the league we had Kaan Erel (@kaanba_mtd) Justin Clareman (@claremooose) and Garrett Catalana (@garrettcatalana). A couple of trades were made, but overall there didn't seem to be much interest in the Magic players. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at If you like what you here please leave us a review,...


Ep 64: Monday Shootaround 12/18

I don't know, there's a podcast here. We've only got two people on it, but there are two good people on it. Well, one for sure is good, the other one I don't know exactly. Listen to this podcast on your way home to sit on your couch, stoke a nice fire, and watch a Charlie Brown Christmas. Boy, well, there is definitely some talk about basketball, not enough Thurl Ravenscroft discussion though. In fact, there's none at all, it's all ball this week dear listeners. We talk Bulls (yes, the...


Ep. 63: The Mob's Champion - Wings Round 3

Super 16! The Mob moves back to the Wings Region for 2 in-depth discussions on Harrison Barnes, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard and Ben Simmons. DJ Rekstad moderates as Yusuf, Charlie, Jack & Will break down these top talents. To participate in this tournament, follow along on social media (@TheBenchMobNBA). Who will be our Mob's Champion?! Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Email us at And as always, thank you...


Ep. 62: Nate Duncan Joins The Bench Mob

Our good friend and Sports Business Classroom instructor Nate Duncan joins The Mob. You listen to him talk about basketball all the time on the Dunc'd on NBA Basketball Podcast, so we thought it would be fun to get to know Nate Duncan the person. Follow us on Twitter @TheBenchMobNBA Visit our website at Thank you for joining the mob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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