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.
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.
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.
|Dejounte Murray||San Antonio Spurs||183|
|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|
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.