Big (Man) Love

Discussion in 'NBA' started by Mr. S£im Citrus, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    This is going to be my season-long thread devoted to the top bigs in the league. Yeah, including that one:


    Opening night

    Joel Embiid: 18/13/3/0/1 versus Wizards
    Nikola Vucevic: 19/13/1/2/2 versus Heat
    Andre Drummond: 8/13/4/1/2 versus Hornets

    Not surprisingly, my main focus has been on NOP/MEM, since it features three of the Top 5 big men in the league. Refs are allowing the Grizzlies to get away with a lot of physical contact around the rim, and the Pelicans haven't reacted that well to it: Davis doesn't look like he can take the banging, and Cousins looks like he's afraid to complain half the time. He is giving Gasol that work, though.
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  2. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    More opening night Big Man Love:

    Anthony Davis: 33/18/0/0/1 versus Grizzlies
    DeMarcus Cousins: 28/10/2/0/7 versus Grizzlies
    Marc Gasol: 14/11/4/0/3 versus Pelicans

    The Pelicans are going to have a lot of problems finding offense from players not named Davis and Cousins. Those other guys aren't any good. I don't mean that they're not very good, I mean that they're not any good. I feel pretty comfortable saying that New Orleans bungled their offseason. Oh well, over to DEN/UTA
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  3. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Even more opening night Big Man Love:

    Nikola Jokic: 7/12/8/0/0 versus Jazz
    Rudy Gobert: 18/10/1/0/1 versus Nuggets

    On to MIN/SAS
  4. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Final Big Man update of the night:

    Karl-Anthony Towns: 18/13/1/2/1 versus Spurs
  5. Tetsujin

    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

    Final final Big Man update of the night:

    Willie Caulie-Stein: 21/10/1/0/3 against the Rockets
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  6. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    I'm confidant in saying that the Pels coach will be fired at some point this year. The GM SHOULD be gone as well but we will see. That is a bad bad supporting cast.
  7. ESP47

    ESP47 Well-Known Member

    Love watching Embiid play. A lot of people think KAT is going to wind up being the best big man but I think Embiid is going to have the biggest impact if he can stay healthy. He went 1 on 1 with Cousins last year and nearly matched him as a rookie. That was impressive.
  8. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    no love for the Polish Hammer? He had himself a great opening night. no mention of Whitesides' 20/20 game? Nik Vucevic 19 & 13. The big man is far from extinct.
  9. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    I don't consider Gortat to be a 'top' big man; to me, he's just an average big man, who had an above average game last night. Vucevic's line was acknowledged; Whiteside was an oversight.
  10. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Jonas Valanciunas: 23/15/2/2/0 versus Bulls
  11. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/20 Big Man update:

    Rudy Gobert: 10/12/0/2/2 versus Timberwolves
    Karl-Anthony Towns: 20/10/1/1/2 versus Jazz

    Nikola Vucevic: 41/12/3/0/0 versus Nets
    Andre Drummond: 9/12/2/1/0 versus Wizards
    Joel Embiid: 11/14/3/1/2 versus Celtics


    Honorable mention to Dwight Howard, with 20/15/0/0/1. I'd downgraded him but, if he has a few more of these games, I may have to restore him to 'top big' status.
  12. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    shout out to Vucevic on a stellar performance tonight
  13. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Late game update:

    Anthony Davis: 35/16/5/2/1 versus Warriors
    DeMarcus Cousins: 33/14/5/3/1 versus Warriors

    Those two guys need some help. I know that it was the champs but, still.
  14. itzcoatl

    itzcoatl Well-Known Member

    The NBA box score has DMC with 23/10/4 with 4 steals. Nothing to sneeze at, but not the 33/14/5/3 that you listed. Am I looking at the wrong box?
  15. andjel

    andjel Well-Known Member

    there are 11 players in the league with two double-doubles (pts/rbd), and one is Willie.
  16. Tetsujin

    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

    You are looking at the wrong box score
  17. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    You're looking at Wednesday's game.
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  18. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/21 Big Man update:

    Marc Gasol: 34/14/2/1/2 versus Warriors
    Andre Drummond: 21/12/1/1/1 versus Knicks
    Nikola Vucevic: 23/7/5/1/3 versus Cavaliers
    Jonas Valanciunas 5/4/0/0/0 versus Seventysixers
    Rudy Gobert: 16/13/2/1/0 versus Thunder
  19. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Late game update:

    Nikola Jokic: 0/9/7/1/0 versus Kings
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  20. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/22 Big Man update:

    Karl-Anthony Towns: 27/12/1/0/1 versus Thunder
    Anthony Davis: 27/17/3/3/3 versus lakers
    DeMarcus Cousins: 22/11/8/0/2 versus lakers
  21. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/23 Big Man update:

    Joel Embiid: 30/9/0/2/0 versus Pistons
    Andre Drummond: 14/14/1/4/1 versus Seventy-sixers

    Marc Gasol: 26/5/2/0/2 versus Rockets

    I am tentatively giving Gasol Big Man of the Night honors, pending what Jokic does in the fourth quarter against Washington. You could argue that Embiid's statline was more impressive, but the Pistons are trash.

    Also, shout-out to Dwight Howard, for going 8/22/1/0/4, on the road against Milwaukee. BUUUUUT... he also went 0-9 at the line, including missing a pair in the final thirty-five seconds, that would have made it a one-possession game.
  22. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Late game update:

    Nikola Jokic: 29/9/5/1/0 versus Wizards

    I was going to give Jokic BMON, due to a strong fourth quarter... but then I saw those turnovers. :eek:
  23. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/24 Big Man update:

    Nikola Vucevic: 12/9/1/0/3 versus Nets
    Karl-Anthony Towns: 28/7/2/0/2 versus Pacers
    Anthony Davis: 2/1/0/0/1 versus Trailblazers (left in 1Q [knee])

    DeMarcus Cousins: 39/13/3/1/3 versus Trailblazers (8 turnovers)
    Rudy Gobert: 13/7/2/0/3 versus Clippers
  24. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/25 Big Man update:

    Joel Embiid: 21/6/3/1/2 versus Rockets
    Nikola Jokic: 18/11/0/0/0 versus Hornets
    Karl-Anthony Towns: 23/10/1/0/1 versus Pistons
    Andre Drummond: 15/15/4/2/1 versus Timberwolves
    Marc Gasol: 26/11/4/2/0 versus Mavericks
    Rudy Gobert: 16/14/1/0/5 versus Suns
  25. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/26 Big Man update:

    Marc Gasol: 25/13/3/0/0 versus Mavericks

    DeMarcus Cousins: 41/23/6/1/1 versus Kings
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  26. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    ...sigh...
  27. SLAB

    SLAB Well-Known Member

    Damn, that DeMarcus guy is pretty good.
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  28. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/27 Big Man update:

    Nikola Jokic: 18/15/5/1/0 versus Hawks
    Nikola Vucevic: 15/2/3/0/2 versus Spurs

    BMOtN: Karl-Anthony Towns: 33/19/0/0/4 versus Thunder


    Honorable mention to Dwight Howard, and his 19/16/2/1/1 versus Houston. One more game like that, and I will feel compelled to restore Howard to "Top Big Man" status.
  29. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    10/28 Big Man update:

    Anthony Davis: 30/14/2/2/3 versus Cavaliers

    BMOtN: DeMarcus Cousins: 29/12/10/3/0 versus Cavaliers
    Joel Embiid: 23/9/4/0/0 versus Mavericks
    Marc Gasol: 6/7/5/1/4 versus Rockets
    Rudy Gobert: 6/8/0/0/3 versus lakers

    I'm going to go ahead and tentatively give Cousins BMOtN honors, pending the outcome of Pistons/Clippers. But, I'll have to update that game tomorrow; I'm not staying up for the rest of that.
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  30. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    DeMarcus Cousins: 28/10/2/0/7 versus Grizzlies
    DeMarcus Cousins: 33/14/5/3/1 versus Warriors
    DeMarcus Cousins: 22/11/8/0/2 versus lakers
    DeMarcus Cousins: 39/13/3/1/3 versus Trailblazers (8 turnovers)
    DeMarcus Cousins: 41/23/6/1/1 versus Kings
    DeMarcus Cousins: 29/12/10/3/0 versus Cavaliers

    Damn.

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