Phoenix Suns Goran Dragic wins Most Improved Player Award
Old 04-23-2014, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dragic most improved player. Lowry sixth, DeRozan 8th. Both should have been higher

IMO, i agree that both should have been much higher.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Phoenix Suns Goran Dragic wins Most Improved Player Award

Suns' Dragic wins Kia Most Improved Player award |

Phoenix's Goran Dragic, who helped lead the Suns to a 23-win improvement while establishing career highs in scoring and field goal percentage, is the winner of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, the NBA announced today. The annual award is presented to a player who has made a significant improvement from the previous season.

Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 first-place votes, from a panel of 126 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers (158 points, 13 first-place votes) and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans (155 points, 16 first-place votes) finished second and third, respectively. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third place vote received.

Dragic, who entered the 2013-14 campaign with a career scoring average of 9.5 points, averaged a career-best 20.3 points to go with 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds, as the Suns finished with a record of 48-34, one game behind the Dallas Mavericks, who claimed the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. He shot a career-best .505 from the field, including a .408 mark from behind the three-point arc. He was the only player in the NBA to shoot at least 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range. Dragic started 75 of the 76 games he appeared in, and helped keep the Suns in playoff contention, despite the extended absence of teammate Eric Bledsoe, who was limited to 43 games this season.
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Well deserved, and it's hard to argue, but I still think Green deserved it more. I think Dragic was this good the past 2 years, but didn't get a chance to take over a team, whereas Green has made a massive leap from a player who doesn't know how to play, has horrible bball IQ, and sucks on defence, to a solid, more than capable starting SG.
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lol just saw this today
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Dragic was already a frickin' stud. The NBA is just giving him props after getting jacked for the All-Star game in favor of Tony Parker who was nursing a nasty injury.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I still think Stephenson deserved it. How you go from worse than a nobody (*cough* stairs *cough*) to being essentially the X-factor on the East's best team and leading the league in triple-doubles? That's pretty specious. I feel like this is more of a make up call for Hornacek missing out on COTY, who deserved it over Pop.
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