Thoughts on the Donovan Mitchell Trade (9/1/22)

Kevin Durant didn’t get traded, but we got the next best thing.  In somewhat of a shocking event, the Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired All-Star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz. In exchange for their franchise player, Utah received Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, three unprotected first-round picks, and two pick swaps. AfterContinue reading “Thoughts on the Donovan Mitchell Trade (9/1/22)”

Ranking the Top Seven Young Cores in the NBA (8/19/22)

The NBA is absolutely loaded with young talent.  Seven members of my top 25 of the 2022 season are under 25 years old. With all-time greats like LeBron, Steph, and KD aging, the next generation of superstars is coming.  That being said, who has the best collection of youngsters? Today I’m ranking my top sevenContinue reading “Ranking the Top Seven Young Cores in the NBA (8/19/22)”

Top 100 Players of the 2022 Season (6/29/22)

The 2021-22 chapter of the NBA story closed with the Golden State Warriors being crowned champions for the fourth time in eight years. Now, as we enter the offseason, it’s time for my annual top 100 list. I began with a pool of around 170 players and somehow cut it down to 100 (plus tenContinue reading “Top 100 Players of the 2022 Season (6/29/22)”

Analyzing Potential Off-Season Acquisitions for the San Antonio Spurs (6/15/22)

The 2021-22 NBA season will come to a close this week with either the Warriors or the Celtics emerging as champions. The off-season is fast approaching, also known as Christmas for many fans. Few things are more exciting than picking up your phone and seeing a Woj or Shams bomb. That being said, in thisContinue reading “Analyzing Potential Off-Season Acquisitions for the San Antonio Spurs (6/15/22)”

My Top 10 Worst Takes Ever (1/6/22)

With 2021 complete, the Bench Mob Blog has existed for an entire year. That’s crazy. To celebrate that, I’ve gone through all of my past articles and put together a list of my worst takes ever. I was originally going to include some of my best takes too, but those aren’t as fun. I’d ratherContinue reading “My Top 10 Worst Takes Ever (1/6/22)”

2022 All-Stars So Far (12/10/21)

We’re about a fourth of the way through the 2021-22 NBA season. Every team has played a little over 20 games. So, just like I did last season, I’m making my All-Star picks if the game were to happen today. These are subject to change before the real All-Star selection.  Each conference has four backcourtContinue reading “2022 All-Stars So Far (12/10/21)”

2022 NBA Power Rankings (10/17/21)

A couple of days ago, I came out with my award predictions. This is my second preseason prediction article (out of three). Today, I’ll be giving my team power rankings for the 2021-22 season. These power rankings are based on how good the team will be in both the regular season and the playoffs (myContinue reading “2022 NBA Power Rankings (10/17/21)”