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Glenn Robinson III Joins the Pistons

Heading into free agency, Glenn Robinson III projected to be the rare free agent who was young, unrestricted and a credible defender at the small forward position. Now, the Detroit Pistons, according to league sources, are investing most of their midlevel exception in the 6-foot-6 forward, who signed a two-year, 8.3 million dollar deal with […]

Jae’Sean Tate to Play for Milwaukee Bucks in the Summer League

By: Charlie Goldsmith   Jae’Sean Tate, a former five-star recruit and a four-year starter at Ohio State, is set to join the Milwaukee Bucks summer league roster, according to league sources. Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo first reported the signing.   The six-foot-four forward earned second team all Big Ten recognition and averaged 12.3 points and […]

Los Angeles Lakers 2018 Free Agency Preview

Edited: June 27, 2018   Despite missing the playoffs for the last five years, the Lakers are primed to return to relevance.  How will they do it? Well, there’s quite a few ways they could go.  Below are overviews of seven different strategies the Lakers can employ this offseason.   Before we begin… Let’s take […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]