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#91
11/25 Big Man update:

Dwight Howard: 10/11/0/1/0 versus Spurs
Nikola Vucevic: 14/14/3/1/0 versus Seventy-sixers
Joel Embiid: 18/14/6/0/0 versus Magic

(BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 30/14/2/0/2 versus Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins: 15/7/4/1/5 [6 to] versus Warriors
Zaza should get it by bringing back the ghost of Andrew Bogut in Oracle Arena to completely take Boogie out of his game.
 

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#93
11/26 Big Man update:

Hassan Whiteside: 11/9/0/1/0 versus Bulls

(BMOtN) Karl-Anthony Towns: 32/12/2/0/1 versus Suns
Marc Gasol: 18/5/1/1/1 versus nets
 

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#94
11/27 Big Man update:

Nikola Vucevic: 16/12/3/0/3 versus Pacers

(BMOtN) Andre Drummond: 26/22/6/4/0 versus Celtics
Joel Embiid: 30/11/0/0/0 versus Cavaliers
 

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#95
11/28 Big Man update:

Hassan Whiteside: 11/14/0/2/1 versus Cavaliers

(BMOtN) Karl-Anthony Towns: 20/17/0/1/0 versus Wizards
Nikola Jokic: 7/6/6/1/1 versus Jazz
 

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#96
11/29 Big Man update:

Andre Drummond: 14/7/7/1/1 versus Suns
Nikola Vucevic: 15/7/7/0/0 versus Thunder

(BMOtN) Joel Embiid: 25/14/4/0/4 versus Wizards
Dwight Howard: 22/10/3/1/0 versus Raptors
Karl-Anthony Towns: 11/10/3/0/0 [6 to] versus Pelicans
Anthony Davis: 17/5/0/0/0 versus Timberwolves**
DeMarcus Cousins: 17/10/6/1/1 versus Timberwolves
Marc Gasol: 10/6/7/0/0 versus Spurs

** Ejected 2nd quarter
 

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#97
11/30 Big Man update:

Nikola Jokic: 8/4/4/0/0 versus Bulls**

** Injured 2nd quarter

Really? That's it? **** it, nobody gets BMOtN tonight... On second thought, I may accept a write-in nomination, if a lower-tier big man had a good night.
 

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#98
Big Man of the Month of November is Joel Embiid. He received 6 BMOtN designations during the month. Second place was Andre Drummond, with 4. I didn't post an update for October, but it was won by DeMarcus Cousins, with Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol tied for second.



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

October: DeMarcus Cousins
November: Joel Embiid
 

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#99
12/1 Big Man update:

Nikola Vucevic: 6/7/2/0/0 versus Warriors

(BMOtN) Andre Drummond: 14/7/7/1/4 versus Wizards
Dwight Howard: 10/9/0/0/1 [9 to] versus Heat
Marc Gasol: 16/13/4/2/1 versus Spurs
Karl-Anthony Towns: 23/9/0/2/1 versus Thunder
Anthony Davis: 19/10/1/2/1 versus Jazz**
DeMarcus Cousins: 23/13/4/0/1 versus Jazz

** Injured 3rd quarter
 

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12/2 Big Man update:

Marc Gasol: 27/6/4/3/2 versus Cavaliers
Andre Drummond: 14/11/6/5/1 versus Seventy-sixers
Joel Embiid: 25/10/0/1/0 [6 to] versus Pistons

(BMOtN) DeMarcus Cousins: 38/8/0/0/1 versus Trailblazers

I normally prefer to see Big Men get more rebounds and blocks, but I'm giving BMOtN to Cousins because of the circumstances: on the road, second night of a back-to-back, coming off of an embarrassing loss, playing without the alleged best player on the team, against arguably the second-best defense in the league. And Cousins did what he usually does against Portland's front line... which is, to say, that he mauled them.
 

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12/4 Big Man update:

Nikola Jokic: 10/8/5/2/2 versus Hornets
Dwight Howard: 12/9/1/1/0 versus Magic
Joel Embiid: 22/12/2/0/4 versus Suns
Karl-Anthony Towns: 7/11/3/0/1 versus Grizzlies

(BMOtN) Marc Gasol: 21/7/5/0/1 versus Timberwolves
DeMarcus Cousins: 19/11/7/5/3 [7 to] versus Warriors**
Andre Drummond: 11/15/2/3/1 versus Spurs
Rudy Gobert: 4/10/3/1/2 versus Wizards

** Ejected 4th quarter

I'm giving this to Gasol, almost out of protest. If you go by the box score, Cousins had, arguably, the best night, in terms of counting stats, but he actually played like ass. This was only maybe the second or third game this season that the Pelicans were better with him on the bench... and he lost his composure, and got himself tossed. And I refuse to give it to Embiid, because they lost, at home, to the Suns. So BMOtN goes to Gasol, who had a respectable 21/7/5, and his team finally snapped what I believe was a double-digit losing streak, against a pretty good team.
 

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12/6 Big Man update:

Nikola Vucevic: 22/16/4/2/4 versus Hawks
Marc Gasol: 17/8/3/0/2 versus Knicks

(BMOtN) DeMarcus Cousins: 40/22/4/0/4 [6 to] versus Nuggets
Andre Drummond: 27/20/6/0/0 versus Bucks
Dwight Howard: 14/7/2/0/1 versus Warriors

Cousins is the leader in the clubhouse; not going to call it just yet, but I can't imagine what Towns would have to do in LA tonight, to take it from him.
 
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12/7 Big Man update:

Joel Embiid: 33/7/6/1/5 versus lakers
Rudy Gobert: 6/9/1/1/2 versus Rockets

I feel kind of "meh" about the idea of awarding BMOtN on a night where only two top big men played... Maybe if it comes up as a tie-breaker at the end of the month, I might come back and award it retroactively.
 
12/7 Big Man update:

Joel Embiid: 33/7/6/1/5 versus lakers
Rudy Gobert: 6/9/1/1/2 versus Rockets

I feel kind of "meh" about the idea of awarding BMOtN on a night where only two top big men played... Maybe if it comes up as a tie-breaker at the end of the month, I might come back and award it retroactively.
Not to mention that both came in losing causes.
 

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12/8 Big Man update:

Dwight Howard: 25/20/2/1/6 versus Bulls
Nikola Vucevic: 21/17/2/1/4 versus Nuggets

(BMOtN) Andre Drummond: 8/17/4/1/1 versus Warriors
Anthony Davis: 18/6/2/0/0 versus Kings
DeMarcus Cousins: 38/11/4/3/0 [8 to] versus Kings
Marc Gasol: 20/7/4/0/0 versus Raptors

This was a tough call for me... Every top-tier big man that played tonight lost... and they all lost at home, no less! Therefore, I'm begrudgingly giving BMOtN to Drummond, by virtue of having the least offensive and least embarrassing loss.
 

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12/9 Big Man update:

Dwight Howard: 21/12/0/0/2 versus lakers
Rudy Gobert: 20/9/1/0/1 versus Bucks
Marc Gasol: 22/6/6/0/1 versus Thunder

(BMOtN) Nikola Vucevic: 31/13/10/1/1 versus Hawks

Another tough call for me. Second straight night that all the top-tier big men lost. My inclination was to give BMOtN to Gobert, who had the least embarrasing loss, but I feel like I can't overlook Vucevic's first career triple-double... even though they lost to the Hawks!
 

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12/10 Big Man update:

Andre Drummond: 6/15/1/0/0 versus Celtics

(BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 29/8/4/1/5 versus Seventy-sixers
DeMarcus Cousins: 23/9/2/1/1 versus Seventy-sixers
Karl-Anthony Towns: 28/12/4/3/0 [7 to] versus Mavericks

I would have ordinarily given it to Towns, turnovers and all, except that he only scored two points, on two free throws, in a game where his team trailed at home in the fourth quarter against the Mavericks.
 

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12/11 Big Man update:

Dwight Howard: 23/7/1/0/2 versus Thunder

(BMOtN) DeMarcus Cousins: 24/14/8/1/0 versus Rockets
Marc Gasol: 19/6/2/0/0 versus Heat
 

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12/12 Big Man update:

Andre Drummond: 5/10/3/1/1 [6 to] versus Nuggets

(BMOtN) Joel Embiid: 28/12/8/0/1 versus Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns: 19/16/2/4/3 versus Seventy-sixers
 

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12/13 Big Man update:

Nikola Vucevic: 14/12/3/4/2 versus Clippers
Marc Gasol: 15/10/0/1/1 versus Wizards

(BMOtN) Anthony Davis: 25/10/2/0/4 versus Bucks
DeMarcus Cousins: 26/13/7/0/1 [9 to] versus Bucks
Rudy Gobert: 6/11/1/0/5 versus Bulls

Honorable Mention - DeAndre Jordan: 16/20/3/2/2 versus Magic

I'll update the late game (CHA/HOU) tomorrow, as I don't see myself staying up to watch the end. Dwight Howard had a double-double at the half, but his team is getting rolled, so unless puts up otherworldly numbers the rest of the way, it's probably not going to be him.
 
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Late game update:

Dwight Howard: 26/18/1/0/3 versus Rockets

Going to give the nod to Davis: played through pain, and put up good numbers against a quality team, in a win. Howard put up better numbers, but his team got smoked.
 

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12/15 Big Man update:

Dwight Howard: 15/16/0/1/0 versus Heat

(BMOtN) Andre Drummond: 23/13/1/1/3 versus Pacers
Joel Embiid: 34/8/6/0/2 [7 to] versus Thunder
Nikola Vucevic: 26/14/1/1/1 versus Trailblazers
Rudy Gobert: 0/1/0/0/0 versus Celtics**
Marc Gasol: 13/6/5/1/2 [8 to] versus Hawks
Anthony Davis: 28/12/1/1/5 versus Nuggets
DeMarcus Cousins: 29/4/4/1/1 [9 to] versus Nuggets
Nikola Jokic: 13/11/4/0/0 versus Pelicans

** Injured 1st quarter (knee)