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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.

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).
Then Tatum and Devonte Graham.

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.

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HTF can Lukic not get it, had a good season last year but raised it to superstar level this year. Ingram is deserving but Luka has had an MVP calibre year.

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Luka in top 5 NBA players conversation

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Luka increased 8/1/3
Bam increased 7/3/3
Ingram increased 6/1/1

I know that's a basic way of looking at it but Ingram’s increase isn’t really substantial..

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I would've picked Adebayo.

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I would have ranked them Luka-Bam-Ingram. Even ignoring the post-season heroics, Luka went from good to great, Bam and Ingram both went from mediocre (mediocre+ for Bam) to good. A lot harder to make that Luka jump.

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No love for Jaylen Brown? he really stepped up for Boston this season as well, thought he would have at least been in the conversation.

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Yeah Brown is a good candidate also, especially after a disappointing season last year. I'd probably have him #2 to Luka, then Bam.

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