Brandon Ingram named NBA's Most Improved
A first-time NBA All-Star selection in his fourth season, the 22-year-old Ingram becomes the first player to win the Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award with New Orleans. The annual award is designed to honor an up-and-coming player who has made a dramatic improvement from the previous season or seasons.Then Tatum and Devonte Graham.
Ingram received 42 first-place votes from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters and earned 326 total points. He edged Miami Heat center-forward Bam Adebayo, who finished in second place with 295 points (38 first-place votes). Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić finished in third place with 101 points (12 first-place votes).
Ingram's stats last season were 18/5/3 with the Lakers, to 24/6/4 with the Pelicans.
Bam went from 9/7/2 to 16/10/5, though added 10 MPG. Doncic was 21/8/6 as a rookie and then 29/9/9 this season.