2023 Award Predictions (9/26/22)

We are now less than a month away from the 2022-23 NBA season, which means it’s once again time for my annual preseason articles. I’m tipping off my preseason triad with my award predictions. Just like last year, I’ll list my top five favorites (and a few honorable mentions) before giving my winner for eachContinue reading “2023 Award Predictions (9/26/22)”

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)”

2021-22 NBA Award Show (4/18/22)

Another fantastic NBA regular season has come and gone, and it is once again time for NBA award selection.  Picking my winners was tough this year. There wasn’t a clear winner for a single accolade, and there were a lot of guys I wanted to show love to. Just like last year, I will giveContinue reading “2021-22 NBA Award Show (4/18/22)”

My 2022 Rising Stars Picks (1/28/22)

The NBA recently introduced the new format for the Rising Stars game on All-Star weekend. This new format pits four teams of the league’s brightest young stars against each other in tournament style.  The player pool for those teams is made up of twelve rookies, twelve sophomores, and four prospects from the G-League Ignite squad. Continue reading “My 2022 Rising Stars Picks (1/28/22)”

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)”

Regrading the 2021 NBA Draft (12/19/21)

I’m an NBA draft casual.  I’ve said this before, and it’s true. I don’t pay much attention to college basketball except for during March Madness (I predicted Baylor winning it all, by the way), so therefore I don’t have a ton of knowledge on incoming NBA rookies heading into the draft.  Now that we’re aroundContinue reading “Regrading the 2021 NBA Draft (12/19/21)”

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)”

2022 Award Predictions (10/10/21)

The offseason is over. The preseason is underway. It is now time for my preseason prediction articles. My prediction top 100 is in the works and a 30 team power ranking/standings prediction is coming soon. This article is my award predictions/power rankings.  For each major award, I’ll give my top 5 candidates for each awardContinue reading “2022 Award Predictions (10/10/21)”

Grading the 2021 NBA Draft (8/5/21)

(I’m prefacing this article by telling you that I’m not highly knowledgeable on the guys in this draft class. I’ve done some research (I’ve read articles, watched videos, listened to podcasts, etc.), but the big thing is that I haven’t watched many of these guys play a lot. Therefore, if my opinion is a littleContinue reading “Grading the 2021 NBA Draft (8/5/21)”