SunsSuns' Dragic wins Kia Most Improved Player award
Summary of 7 articles · Updated Apr 23, 2014
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. Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, who enjoyed a career season, was named the NBA's most improved player, the league announced Wednesday. 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. Are second-year players, expected to improve, allowed to be in the mix? What about a player that makes the jump from lousy to serviceable – certainly no marquee name, but still making a bigger jump that someone who rounds into an All-Star.
Goran Dragic wins the NBA's 2013-14 Most Improved Player award
If the Coach of the Year award is so tough to vote for because there are so many deserving candidates, the Most Improved Player award is equally as vexing because the criteria for the award is debatable at best and vague at worst. The hardware usually g…