Big (Man) Love, 2019-20 season

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2/29 Big Man update:

John Collins: 24/10/4/1/2 versus Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside: 21/13/1/1/3 versus Hawks
Domatas Sabonis: 18/13/9/2/1 versus Cavaliers
Andre Drummond: 27/13/4/4/1 versus Pacers
Anthony Davis: 15/9/4/0/2 versus Grizzlies
(
BMOtN) Jonas Valanciunas: 22/20/2/0/0 versus lakers
Nikola Vucevic: 16/9/1/0/0 versus Spurs
DeAndre Ayton: 20/9/0/1/2 versus Warriors


Honorable Mention:
Julius Randle: 22/10/3/1/0 versus Bulls
Kevin Love: 20/12/7/1/0 versus Pacers
 

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End of month update:

Big Man of the Month for February is Anthony Davis, who was named BMOtN four times. John Collins finished second, with three.

Big Man of the Month, season-to-date:
October: Karl-Anthony Towns
November: Joel Embiid
December: Nikola Jokic
January: Hassan Whiteside
February: Anthony Davis
 

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3/1 Big Man update:

Nikola Jokic: 23/18/11/1/0 versus Raptors


Honorable Mention
Christian Wood: 20/12/0/0/1 versus Kings


No award, unless needed for a tiebreaker.
 

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3/2 Big Man update:

Rudy Gobert: 20/9/1/2/5 versus Cavaliers
(
BMOtN) Hassan Whiteside: 16/13/1/0/2 versus Magic
Nikola Vucevic: 30/11/2/1/0 versus Trail Blazers
Jonas Valanciunas: 15/15/2/0/0 versus Hawks
John Collins: 12/3/1/1/1 versus Grizzlies
Domatas Sabonis: 14/11/5/1/1 versus Spurs


Honorable Mention:
Bam Adebayo: 14/13/5/1/3 versus Bucks
 

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3/3 Big Man update:

Nikola Jokic: 16/13/7/1/2 versus Warriors
DeAndre Ayton: 13/14/1/1/3 versus Raptors
(
BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 37/13/2/4/2 versus 76ers
 

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3/4 Big Man update:

Domatas Sabonis: 15/10/7/0/0 [6 to] versus Bucks
Nikola Vucevic: 22/16/7/0/1 versus Heat
Jonas Valanciunas: 9/16/2/0/1 versus Nets
Rudy Gobert: 18/14/1/0/2 versus Knicks
(
BMOtN) Hassan Whiteside: 24/16/2/0 versus Wizards


Honorable Mention:
Kevin Love: 26/14/5/0/1 versus Celtics
Julius Randle: 32/11/0/0/0 versus Jazz
 

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3/6 Big Man update:

John Collins: 26/10/1/1/2 versus Wizards
Rudy Gobert: 9/7/2/0/3 versus Celtics
Domatas Sabonis: 24/12/3/1/0 [7 to] versus Bulls
Nikola Vucevic: 28/12/4/1/0 versus Timberwolves
Jonas Valanciunas: 14/11/1/0/0 versus Mavericks
Hassan Whiteside: 23/20/1/0/4 versus Suns
Anthony Davis: 30/9/0/0/2 versus Bucks


Honorable Mention:
(
BMOtN) Aron Baynes: 37/16/1/1/2 versus Trail Blazers
 

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3/7 Big Man update:

Rudy Gobert: 10/12/3/3/2 versus Pistons
Nikola Jokic: 8/8/4/0/0 versus Cavaliers
John Collins: 27/8/3/2/1 versus Grizzlies
(
BMOtN) Jonas Valanciunas: 27/17/2/0/3 versus Hawks
Hassan Whiteside: 19/11/0/0/3 versus Kings


Honorable Mention:
Christian Wood: 30/11/2/0/0 versus Jazz
Al Horford: 22/10/7/0/1 versus Warriors
 

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3/8 Big Man update:

Anthony Davis: 30/8/2/2/1 versus Clippers
(
BMOtN) Domatas Sabonis: 20/17/6/1/0 versus Mavericks
Nikola Vucevic: 16/16/3/1/1 versus Rockets
Andre Drummond: 28/17/1/0/3 versus Spurs


Honorable Mention:
Bam Adebayo: 27/14/6/0/1 versus Wizards
Julius Randle: 22/12/1/3/0 versus Pistons
 

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3/9 Big Man updateL

John Collins: 28/11/0/0/2 versus Hornets
Nikola Jokic: 10/9/7/1/0 versus Bucks
Rudy Gobert: 6/4/0/2/1 versus Raptors (ejected 4th quarter)


Honorable Mention:
Paul Millsap: 20/10/1/1/0 versus Bucks
(
BMOtN) Serge Ibaka: 27/13/2/0/0 versus Jazz
 

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3/10 Big Man update:

Domatas Sabonis: 28/9/8/1/0 versus Celtics
Andre Drummond: 21/7/2/2/1 [6 to] versus Bulls
(
BMOtN) Nikola Jokic: 19/11/7/0/0 versus Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas: 27/16/0/1/1 versus Magic
Hassan Whiteside: 16/14/1/1/2 versus Suns
Anthony Davis: 26/8/2/0/1 versus Nets
 

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3/11 Big Man update:

Joel Embiid: 30/14/3/1/0 versus Pistons
John Collins: 22/15/0/2/1 versus Knicks
Nikola Jokic: 14/13/8/0/0 versus Mavericks


Honorable Mention:
Al Horford: 20/10/6/0/2 versus Pistons
Julius Randle: 33/11/3/1/1 versus Hawks
Bam Adebayo: 21/7/10/0/0 versus Hornets
(
BMOtN) Boban Marjanovic: 31/17/1/2/0 versus Nuggets


Boban being named Big Man of the Night seems like a fitting way to welcome in the zombie apocalypse.
 

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End of month update:

Big Man of the Month for March/July is Anthony Davis. He and Hassan Whiteside were tied for the most awards with two, so Davis won by virtue of team record tiebreaker.

Big Man of the Month, season-to-date:
October: Karl-Anthony Towns
November: Joel Embiid
December: Nikola Jokic
January: Hassan Whiteside
February: Anthony Davis
March/July: Anthony Davis
 

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I've made an executive decision: when the league stopped play in March, Bam Adebayo hadn't yet qualified for permanent inclusion on the nightly elite Big Man listing. But, I was planning to add him beginning with the 2020-21 season, anyway, and since three of the permanent list were left out of the bubble, anyway, Adebayo gets the classification for the remainder of this season, too.

8/1 Big Man update:

(
BMOtN) Bam Adebayo: 22/9/6/0/0 versus Nuggets
Nikola Jokic: 19/7/6/1/1 versus Heat
Rudy Gobert: 10/7/0/2/2 versus Thunder

Joel Embiid: 41/21/4/1/3 versus Pacers
Anthony Davis: 14/6/3/1/3 versus Raptors


I spent a long time thinking about whether to give it to Embiid, but y'all know how much I hate to award BMOtN to a big on a losing team... Still, 41/21 must be acknowledged, somehow. I would have given it to Embiid, even in a loss, if I considered Myles Turner to be an elite big, but I don't, and all Turner succeeded in doing was fouling out in twenty minutes, while Embiid cooked his ass. And, I'd argue that 22/9/6 going head-to-head against another elite big is more impressive, anyway.
 

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8/2 Big Man update:

Nikola Vucevic: 23/11/2/2/0 versus Kings
DeAndre Ayton: 7/8/0/0/0 versus Mavericks

Honorable Mention:
Thomas Bryant: 30/13/3/1/2 versus Nets
(
BMOtN) Jarrett Allen: 22/15/2/1/1 versus Wizards
Brook Lopez: 23/12/2/0/2 versus Rockets
 

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8-3 Big Man update:

Bam Adebayo: 10/8/4/1/1 versus Raptors
Nikola Jokic: 30/12/10/2/0 versus Thunder
Joel Embiid: 27/9/5/1/0 versus Spurs
(
BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 43/12/4/3/1 versus Jazz
Rudy Gobert: 16/13/2/0/1 versus lakers


Honorable Mention:
Thomas Bryant: 20/11/1/0/3 versus Pacers

Davis gets it, by virtue of quality of opposition.
 

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8/4 Big Man update:

DeAndre Ayton: 19/7/4/0/0 versus Clippers
Nikola Vucevic: 24/10/2/1/0 versus Pacers
Bam Adebayo: 21/12/2/1/1 versus Celtics


Honorable Mention:
(
BMOtN) Jusuf Nurkic: 18/19/3/1/3 versus Rockets


I have a pretty firm rule about not including non-elites in the honorable mention, without some combination of 20 and 10. But I just can't stand how Houston plays, and Nurk ate them up, so I'm making a command decision.
 

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8/5 Big Man update:

(
BMOtN) Rudy Gobert: 21/16/1/2/3 versus Grizzlies
Joel Embiid: 30/11/3/3/2 versus Wizards (fouled out)
Nikola Jokic: 25/4/11/1/0 versus Spurs
Anthony Davis: 9/8/5/0/0 versus Thunder
Nikola Vucevic: 12/9/3/2/0 versus Raptors

Honorable Mention:
Jonas Valanciunas: 21/14/3/0/0 versus Jazz

Stifle gets it over Embiid, due to quality of opposition.
 

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8/6 Big Man update:

Bam Adebayo: 6/5/6/1/0 versus Bucks
DeAndre Ayton: 23/10/1/2/4 versus Pacers
Nikola Jokic: 8/5/13/0/0 versus Trail Blazers
Anthony Davis: 17/12/3/0/1 (7 to) versus Rockets


Honorable Mention:
(
BMOtN) Ivica Zubac: 21/15/1/0/1 versus Mavericks
 

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8/8 Big Man update:

Rudy Gobert: 22/13/2/0/1 versus Nuggets (fouled out)
(
BMOtN) Nikola Jokic: 30/11/7/3/0 versus Jazz
Anthony Davis: 8/8/4/2/2 versus Pacers
DeAndre Ayton: 18/12/2/0/0 versus Heat
Bam Adebayo: 18/7/9/1/3 versus Suns