Welcome to the first of our Off-Ball Cuts Series, an admittedly tortured bit of wordplay that is to say that we’ll be analysing player movement, primarily through the medium of interviews with the players themselves, amongst wheelchair basketball clubs prior to the upcoming season.
First up, recurring and usually indifferent guest star Ben Fox downs a double espresso and sits down to chat with Bench Units.
Caffeine-saturated Ben opens up on the decision to move to his second Brit-heavy División de Honor powerhouse in as many years. He talks about the past season with Mideba Extremadura, before explaining what he hopes for in his first season with AMIAB Albacete.
James and Ben also talk about the upcoming season effectively being a re-run of the preparations for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, and how the delay might impact the decision-making and priorities of players across leagues and national teams.
Finally, the guys light a candle for Ben’s beloved Dallas Mavericks following their playoff exit.
If none of the stuff mentioned above appeals to you, give the episode a listen anyway. There’s tonnes of filler that’s literally nothing to do with any of the stuff you just read.