Big (Man) Love, 2023-24 season

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1/29 Big Man update:

Julius Randle: DNP versus Hornets (shoulder)
Edrice Adebayo: 8/11/5/1/3 versus Suns
Domantas Sabonis: 20/26/5/0/0 versus Grizzlies
Anthony Davis: 23/7/2/2/1 versus Rockets
Alperen Şengün: 31/12/7/2/1 versus lakers
Rudy Gobert: 12/17/1/1/1 versus Thunder
Karl-Anthony Towns: 21/10/6/1/1 versus Thunder
(
BMOtN) Nikola Jokić: 25/16/12/3/2 versus Bucks
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Trail Blazers (knee)


Honorable Mention
Jarrett Allen: 20/17/3/1/1 versus Clippers
 
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1/30 Big Man update:

Anthony Davis: DNP versus Hawks (tendon)
Julius Randle: DNP versus Jazz (shoulder)
Andre Drummond: 7/7/0/1/1 versus Raptors
Nikola Vučević: 14/9/3/2/1 versus Raptors
Joel Embiid: 14/7/2/2/0 [8 to] versus Warriors



 
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1/31 Big Man update:

Andre Drummond: 10/8/1/0/0 versus Hornets
Nikola Vučević: 22/12/3/0/2 versus Hornets
Domantas Sabonis: 19/17/13/1/1 versus Heat
Bam Adebayo: 16/11/4/0/0 versus Kings
Alperen Şengün: 10/10/5/2/0 versus Pelicans
Rudy Gobert: 17/6/0/0/2 versus Mavericks
Karl-Anthony Towns: 29/9/4/1/0 versus Mavericks
Nikola Jokić: DNP versus Thunder (back)


Honorable Mention
(
BMOtN) Jonas Valančiūnas: 25/14/2/0/1 versus Rockets
Jusuf Nurkic: 28/11/6/1/2 [6 to] versus Nets
DeAndre Ayton: 20/11/1/1/1 versus Bucks
 
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End of Month update:



Big Man of the Month for January is Nikola Jokić. Jokić finished first with six awards. Joel Embiid and Domantas were tied for second, with four apiece.



Big Man of the Month, season-to-date:

October: Nikola Jokić
November: Joel Embiid
December: Joel Embiid
January: Nikola Jokić



Due to earning five Honorable Mentions in January, the following player(s) will receive probationary addition to the nightly Top Tier Big Man listing:

Jarrett Allen (CLE)


The following player(s) has had their probationary period come to an end, and will no longer be automatically included in the nightly update:

Andre Drummond (CHI)
 

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2/1 Big Man update:

Anthony Davis: DNP versus Celtics (tendon)
Julius Randle: DNP versus Pacers (shoulder)
Jarrett Allen: 14/9/2/0/3 versus Grizzlies
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Jazz (knee)

Honorable Mention
Jaxson Hayes: 16/10/2/3/0 versus Celtics

No award.
 

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1/2 Big Man update:

Bam Adebayo: 20/14/1/0/1 versus Wizards
(
BMOtN) Domantas Sabonis: 26/11/7/2/1 versus Pacers
Alperen Şengün: 24/13/8/0/0 versus Raptors
Rudy Gobert: 22/16/2/0/2 versus Magic
Karl-Anthony Towns: 19/3/1/0/2 [6 to] versus Magic
Nikola Jokić: 27/22/12/1/2 versus Trail Blazers


Honorable Mention
Wendell Carter, Jr.: 18/12/1/0/0 versus Timberwolves


No announcement until the last game goes final but, unless Jokić does something historic in the fourth quarter, I'm leaning towards Sabonis, due to quality of opposition.

27/22/12 is a monster night, but... it was the Blazers. At home.
 
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2/3 Big Man update:

Joel Embiid: DNP versus Nets (knee)
Domantas Sabonis: 13/14/10/1/0 versus Bulls
Nikola Vučević: 24/12/3/1/0 versus Kings
(
BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 12/18/5/1/4 versus Knicks
Julius Randle: DNP versus lakers (shoulder)
Jarrett Allen: 26/16/0/0/0 versus Spurs

Honorable Mention
Onyeka Okongwu: 22/16/0/0/2 versus Warriors
Evan Mobley: 28/10/3/0/0 versus Spurs
 

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2/4 Big Man update:

Edrice Adebayo: 14/13/3/3/0 versus Clippers
Alperen Şengün: 15/10/1/1/1 versus Timberwolves
Rudy Gobert: 17/13/1/1/4 versus Rockets
Karl-Anthony Towns: 14/10/0/0/2 versus Rockets
*Nikola Jokić: 29/8/7/2/0 versus Trail Blazers

Meh. No award, unless needed for a tiebreaker.
 

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2/5 Big Man update:

(
BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 26/15/11/0/3 versus Hornets
Domantas Sabonis: 12/19/15/0/0 versus Cavaliers
Jarrett Allen: 19/7/3/0/2 versus Kings
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Mavericks (knee)
 

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2/6 Big Man updateL

Alperen Şengün: 20/10/0/1/0 versus Pacers
Edrice Adebayo: 14/8/3/0/1 versus Magic
Julius Randle: DNP versus Grizzlies (shoulder)
Rudy Gobert: 12/16/1/1/1 versus Bulls
Karl-Anthony Towns: 33/5/3/1/2 versus Bulls
Nikola Vučević: 24/6/2/0/4 versus Timberwolves
 

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2/7 Big Man update:

Jarrett Allen: 12/9/2/0/2 versus Wizards
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Warriors (knee)
Edrice Adebayo: 20/5/2/1/0 versus Spurs
Domantas Sabonis: 30/12/7/1/0 versus Pistons

Honorable Mention
Zion Williamson: 21/3/10/1/2 versus Clippers

(BMOtN) Jalen Duren: 20/15/6/0/0 versus Kings
 

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2/8 Big Man update:

Jarrett Allen: 14/10/2/0/2 versus Nets
Julius Randle: DNP versus Mavericks (shoulder)
Nikola Vučević: 20/10/5/0/2 versus Grizzlies
Rudy Gobert: 16/11/4/1/0 versus Bucks
Karl-Anthony Towns: 19/5/1/0/0 versus Bucks
Nikola Jokić: 24/13/9/0/3 [6 to] versus lakers
Anthony Davis: 32/9/3/3/4 versus Nuggets

Honorable Mention
Andre Drummond: 21/13/1/1/1 versus Grizzlies
John Collins: 21/14/1/1/0 versus Suns
(
BMOtN) Jalen Duren: 27/22/1/0/3 versus Trail Blazers
 

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2/9 Big Man update:

Joel Embiid: DNP versus Hawks (knee)
Alperen Şengün: 7/7/1/0/0 versus Raptors
Nikola Jokić: 23/8/7/3/0 versus Kings
(
BMOtN) Domantas Sabonis: 17/17/10/1/0 versus Nuggets
Anthony Davis: 20/6/6/1/1 versus Pelicans
 
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2/10 Big Man update:

Nikola Vučević: 26/17/4/3/1 versus Magic
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Wizards (knee)
Alperen Şengün: DNP versus Hawks (back)
Julius Randle: DMP versus Pacers (shoulder)
Jarrett Allen: 18/15/2/0/1 versus Raptors

Honorable Mention
Nic Claxton: 20/11/0/1/2 versus Spurs

No award.
 

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2/12 Big Man update:

Joel Embiid: DNP versus Cavaliers (knee)
Jarrett Allen: 21/10/3/0/1 versus 76ers
(
BMOtN) Nikola Vučević: 24/11/2/1/0 versus Hawks
Julius Randle: DNP versus Rockets (shoulder)
Alperen Şengün: 18/3/6/1/3 versus Knicks
Nikola Jokić: 29/12/8/0/0 versus Bucks
Rudy Gobert: 17/10/0/0/4 versus Clippers
Karl-Anthony Towns: 24/4/3/0/1 versus Clippers
 
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2/13 Big Man update:

Bam Adebayo: 16/12/11/2/0 versus Bucks
Rudy Gobert: 16/15/1/0/1 versus Trail Blazers
Karl-Anthony Towns: 13/5/1/1/0 versus Trail Blazers
Domantas Sabonis: 35/18/12/1/3 versus Suns
(
BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 20/14/4/0/6 versus Pistons

Honorable Mention
DeAndre Ayton: 22/16/1/0/0 versus Timberwolves


It was Sabonis' award to lose... and then he lost it. Or, perhaps more accurately, his team lost it for him.
 
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2/14 Big Man update:

Julius Randle: DNP versus Magic (shoulder)
Bam Adebayo: 23/13/4/2/0 versus 76ers
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Heat (knee)
Nikola Vučević: 9/8/0/1/1 versus Cavaliers
Jarrett Allen: 13/10/3/1/1 versus Bulls
Alperen Şengün: 19/5/6/1/1 versus Grizzlies
Domantas Sabonis: 20/13/7/3/0 versus Nuggets
Nikola Jokić: 15/5/8/0/1 versus Kings
(
BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 37/15/1/0/1 versus Jazz
 
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2/15 Big Man update:

Rudy Gobert: 11/12/2/0/2 versus Trail Blazers
Karl-Anthony Towns: 23/8/1/1/2 versus Trail Blazers


LOL
 
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2/22 Big Man update:

Jarrett Allen: 18/10/1/2/0 versus Magic
Julius Randle: DNP versus 76ers (shoulder)
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Knicks (knee)
Nikola Vučević: 22/14/2/0/0 versus Celtics
Alperen Şengün: 20/9/2/1/0 versus Pelicans
(
BMOtN) Nikola Jokić: 21/19/15/1/0 versus Wizards
Domantas Sabonis: 22/11/11/0/1 versus Spurs
Anthony Davis: 27/15/1/0/3 versus Warriors


Honorable Mention
Jonas Valančiūnas: 20/14/3/1/0 versus Rockets
 
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2/23 Big Man update:

Jarrett Allen: 24/9/0/0/1 versus 76ers
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Cavaliers (knee)
Alperen Şengün: 17/12/4/0/1 versus Suns
Edrice Adebayo: 24/7/1/1/3 versus Pelicans
(
BMOtN) Nikola Jokić: 29/15/14/2/1 versus Trail Blazers
Rudy Gobert: 12/19/0/0/2 versus Bucks
Karl-Anthony Towns: 22/14/3/1/0 versus Bucks
Anthony Davis: 28/13/0/1/0 versus Spurs


Honorable Mention
Bol Bol: 25/14/0/1/1 versus Rockets
 
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2/25 Big Man update:

Joel Embiid: DNP versus Bucks (knee)
Anthony Davis: 22/14/0/3/2 versus Suns
Jarrett Allen: 22/12/5/0/1 versus Wizards
Alperen Şengün: 19/12/2/1/1 [6 to] versus Thunder
Nikola Vučević: 22/13/3/1/0 versus Pelicans
(
BMOtN) Nikola Jokić: 32/16/16/4/1 versus Warriors
Domantas Sabonis: 17/15/12/3/0/ versus Clippers

Honorable Mention
Jusuf Nurkic: 18/22/7/1/1 versus lakers
Jabari Smith, Jr.: 20/17/4/1/0 versus Thunder
Nick Richards: 21/10/0/2/3 versus Trail Blazers
DeAndre Ayton: 25/19/2/1/1 versus Hornets
 

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2/27 Big Man update:

Jarrett Allen: 19/9/0/0/1 versus Mavericks
Joel Embiid: DNP versus Celtics (knee)
Julius Randle: DNP versus Pelicans (shoulder)
(
BMOtN) Rudy Gobert: 13/17/3/0/4 versus Spurs
Karl-Anthony Towns: DNP versus Spurs (personal reasons)
Nikola Vučević: 25/10/2/0/1 versus Pistons
Alperen Şengün: 23/11/6/2/2 versus Thunder
Edrice Adebayo: 13/9/2/0/1 [6 to] versus Trail Blazers


Honorable Mention
Andre Drummond: 20/11/0/0/1 versus Pistons
 
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2/28 Big Man update:

Rudy Gobert: 8/8/0/1/2 versus Grizzlies
Karl-Anthony Towns: 13/11/2/3/1 versus Grizzlies
Jarrett Allen: 11/4/4/1/2 versus Bulls
Nikola Vučević: 24/13/5/2/2 versus Cavaliers
Domantas Sabonis: 13/10/7/1/0 versus Nuggets
Nikola Jokić: 14/14/11/3/1 versus Kings
Anthony Davis: 20/12/2/2/3 versus Clippers


Honorable Mention
Jaren Jackson, Jr.: 33/13/1/3/1 versus Timberwolves
Evan Mobley: 25/13/1/1/4 versus Bulls
(
BMOtN) Andre Drummond: 17/26/1/0/3 versus Cavaliers
 
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2/29 Big Man update:

Julius Randle: DNP versus Warriors (shoulder)
Alperen Şengün: 8/3/4/0/0 versus Suns
Bam Adebayo: TBD versus Nuggets
Nikola Jokić: TBD versus Heat
Anthony Davis: TBD versus Wizards
 
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What's the threshold for Wembanyama to be considered a Big Man and not a Tall man?
I have three semi-arbitrary rules for consideration:
  1. Played at least one season.
  2. Combined minutes at PF and/or C (according to bbref) must be >= 95 percent. (check)
  3. Percentage of field goal attempts outside the three-point line should be <= 35 percent, but I've been known to make exceptions for players who are dominant in other areas. (check)
So, at this point, basically the threshold for Wembanyama is, don't be a rookie any more.