The NBA regular season starts this week! The Benchers say goodbye to the pre-season, welcome the final roster of players, give record predictions for the season, and their picks for MVP and x-factor. And there may or may not be some football and World Series talk in there, too!
With the preseason in full swing, here's a fresh view from the Bench. John Wall is back, there are six guys competing for 2-3 bench spots, and the schedule takes some Wizards to familiar territories.
In this new OTB, we look ahead to Wizards training camp and the expectations and story lines we anticipate coming out of Richmond. Then a pivot to baseball's pennant race.
A fresh #OTB discussion focused on the Wizards schedule, and why the beginning of the season is crucial for a front-loaded home schedule against tough opponents.
Wes, Wall, the Pearl, Beal. On the eve
The Wizards have a new coach, Scott Brooks, and the Benchers share their thoughts on the hire and future of the franchise. They can't ignore the NBA Playoffs or the upcoming Draft, even though the Wizards have no part in either.
Join in as the Benchers discuss the ups and downs of the 2015-16 Wizards season, the departure of Randy Wittman, their favorite memories from the season, predictions for the NBA Finals, and a special announcement.
A look back at the Wizards' west coast trip, as the Benchers' discuss the playoff odds. Plus, Syracuse University alum Jeremy Hyman revels in the men's and women's teams making it to the Final Four.
The Wizards are riding a five-game winning streak, so the Benchers discuss potential playoff scenarios. And, like the rest of the sports world, they can't resist tackling the NCAA tourney.
Podcast NCAA 2016 Edition:
It's Tourney time! Check out the Benchers' pick for March Madness 2016.
The Benchers convene at Verizon Center following the Wizards' blowout of the visiting Detroit Pistons to discuss the outlook down the stretch.
The Benchers talk right after the heartbreaking loss to the Pacers about the tough losses to Cleveland and Indiana and the road ahead.
The view from the bench of NBA All-Star weekend festivities, the addition of Markieff Morris and the Wizards' push for the playoffs.
A break down of the Wizards' win in Houston, co-host Jeremy's moment in the spotlight in OKC, the Curry-Wall showcase, the fans in D.C., and the upcoming NBA All-Star break.
The Off the Bench crew discusses the Wizards recent run of play, John Wall's All-Star candidacy, the impending snowstorm and much more!
The Benchers talk John Wall's incredible December, all-star voting, and the Wizards tough upcoming slate.
The Benchers break down the Wizards recent hot play, Gortat's Player of the Week award, all-star voting and much more.
The Benchers talk small ball as Marcin Gortat returns back to the lineup, Wall and Beal's play in December, positive production from Gary Neal and the bench, All-Star voting, and the Wizards' upcoming West Coast trip.
Jumoke Davis, Jeremy Hyman and Jacob Raim plow through the Wizards' first 9 games to discuss everything from the team's uptempo offense to Beal's hot start, the light schedule and parity in the East.