Los Angeles Lakers 2018 Free Agency Preview

June 19, 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 stock […]

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 […]

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!