Ja Morant named NBA 2021-2022 Most Improved Player


Ja Morant who already earned Rookie of the Year in 2020, got rewarded again in his 3rd season as the Most Improved Player, Morant is the force of the 2nd seeded Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference who finished the season with 56-26 win-loss card from 38-34 or the 8th seed last season.

Ja Morant is averaging 27.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds and shooting 49.3% from the field and 34.4% from 3-point teritory.

Ja Morant named NBA 2021-2022 Most Improved Player

I believe in everyday life you want to be better at your profession & as a person all the time. It becomes a constant grind, so to receive this award is a true testament for the work I put into my craft on a daily basis and for that I’m truly grateful.
Morant tweeted

Ja Morant tallied a total points of 221, he led the first place votes with 38 “5pts each”, followed by Dejounte Murray with a total points of 183, see below for the complete list.

Player Team Total Points
Ja Morant Memphis 221
Dejounte Murray San Antonio Spurs 183
Darius Garland Cleveland 178
Jordan Poole Golden State Warriors 131
Desmond Bane Memphis Grizzlies 74
Tyrese Maxey Philadelphia 76ers 52
Miles Bridges Charlotte Hornets 38
Anfernee Simons Portland Trail Blazers 13
Robert Williams III Boston Celtics 4
Jaret Jackson Jr Memphis Grizzlies 3
Jalen Brunson Dallas Mavericks 2
Max Strus Miami Heat 1
NBA 2021-2022 Most Improved Player Candidate Dejounte Murray, Darius Garland, Jordan Poole, Desmond Bane, Tyrese Maxey, Miles Bridges, Robert Williams III, Anfernee Simons, Jaret Jackson Jr, Jalen Brunson, Max Strus

Draymond Green had a high praise of his teammates Jordan Poole to become the Most Improved Player and said if he can’t win, he will sign a petition to change.org to rename the award.

If Jordan Poole isn’t the Most Improve Player, the NBA really needs to relook at their process. You cannot find a guy on that list who has made a bigger improvement

You can read here for the actual votes.

source: nba.com

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