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Toronto Raptors power forward Pascal Siakam was named 2018-19 NBA Most Improved Player. He averaged 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists, all improvements over his previous season, while playing for the eventual NBA champions. He bumped up his shooting percentage from 50.8 percent to 54.9 percent, and possibly most impressive, he improved his free-throw percentage from 62.1 percent to 78.5 percent.
At the start of the 2018-19 season, players like Brandon Ingram, Myles Turner, Cedi Osman, and Jamal Murray were among the favorites to be named Most Improved Player. The award often goes to young, up-and-coming players setting new career highs and achieving record-breaking stats, the kind of seasons expected from players like Markelle Fultz, Julius Randle, and Elfrid Payton.
The three finalists for the 2018-19 Most Improved Player award were the winner Pascal Siakam, the Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell, and the Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox.
Chavano Rainier "Buddy" Hield (born December 17, 1993) is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA).Chavano Rainier "Buddy" Hield is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He was named the Big 12 Conference Men's ...more