2019 Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?  

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Basketball fans, make your 2018-2019 NBA Most Improved Player predictions right now. The players most likely to win the 2019 MIP Award consists of rising stars, second-year players, and newly traded players chasing redemption. These potential Most Improved Player winners in the voting race for this season are judged on increase in stats and growth in playmaking. Who do you think will be the 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player? 

The current favorites to win the 2019 Most Improved Player Award are Brandon Ingram, Myles Turner, Cedi Osman, and Jamal Murray. These young players have bigger roles this season, so expect to see new career highs and record-breaking stats. Other good MIP candidates include Pascal Siakam, Markelle Fultz, Julius Randle, and Elfrid Payton.  

Keep checking to see which players are ranked on the 2019 NBA Most Improved Player voting, and add any likely MIP nominees missing from the list. 

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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Toronto Raptors Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After attending New Mexico State ...more

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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Bryan.k16 added Minnesota Timberwolves Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college ...more

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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
CunningVet added Sacramento Kings De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fox played one season of college ...more

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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Chicago Bulls Zachary LaVine (born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more

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Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
FranklinTurtle added Sacramento Kings

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

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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Denver Nuggets Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball ...more

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Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
rafa95 added Los Angeles Clippers Montrezl Dashay Harrell (born January 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Tadas Sinica added Indiana Pacers Domantas Sabonis (born May 3, 1996) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played in Spain for Unicaja ...more

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Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
rafa95 added Los Angeles Clippers Tobias John Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. The 6 ft 9 in forward played one season of ...more

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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
New Orleans Pelicans Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of ...more

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JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Alvaro Santiesteban added Los Angeles Lakers JaVale Lindy McGee is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He was selected 18th overall by the Washington Wizards in the ...more

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Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Brooklyn Nets Caris Coleman LeVert (born August 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
rafa95 added Atlanta Hawks John Martin Collins III (born September 23, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Josh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
rafa95 added Miami Heat Joshua Michael Richardson (born September 15, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Cedi Osman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Cleveland Cavaliers Cedi Osman (born April 8, 1995) is a Turkish-Macedonian professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the small forward

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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
CunningVet added Los Angeles Lakers Josh Hart (born March 6, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 30th overall pick ...more

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Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Brooklyn Nets Spencer Dinwiddie (born April 6, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
jakeryan25251 added Detroit Pistons Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
MattWest added Sacramento Kings Willie Trill Cauley-Stein (born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. on August 18, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...more

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Emmanuel Mudiay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
MashrulAmin added New York Knicks Emmanuel Kabeya Mudiay (born March 5, 1996) is a Congolese professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball ...more

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Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Toronto Raptors Fredderick Edmund VanVleet (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At Auburn High School in ...more

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Houston Rockets Clint N'Dumba-Capela is a Swiss professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On June 26, 2014, Capela was selected with the 25th overall ...more

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Nikola Mirotić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
rafa95 added Nikola Mirotić is a Spanish-Montenegrin professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. The 208 cm tall power forward previously ...more

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
rafa95 added Philadelphia 76ers Joel-Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The 76ers drafted Embiid third overall in the 2014 ...more

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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
MashrulAmin added Oklahoma City Thunder Dennis Schröder (born September 15, 1993) is a German professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played for ...more

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Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
rafa95 added New York Knicks Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway, Jr. is an American professional basketball shooting guard who plays with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Orlando Magic Aaron Addison Gordon is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college basketball for ...more

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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Los Angeles Lakers Brandon Xavier Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the ...more

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Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
rafa95 added Indiana Pacers Bojan Bogdanović is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the Croatian national basketball team. Standing at ...more

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Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Utah Jazz Joseph Howarth "Joe" Ingles is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the Australian ...more

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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Phoenix Suns Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi ...more

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Boston Celtics Jayson Christopher Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tatum attended hometown ...more

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Denver Nuggets Gary Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at Michigan State

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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Indiana Pacers Myles Christian Turner (born March 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season for the Texas ...more

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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Los Angeles Clippers Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected out of high ...more

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Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Chicago Bulls Kristofer Michael Dunn (born March 18, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played four seasons of college ...more

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Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Minnesota Timberwolves Robert Covington is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The small forward played college basketball for the ...more

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Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
New Orleans Pelicans Elfrid Payton Jr. (born February 22, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball ...more

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Damyean Dotson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
jsuisse added New York Knicks Damyean Da'Kethe Dotson (born May 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 44th pick ...more

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Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Cleveland Cavaliers Rodney Michael Hood (born October 20, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Boston Celtics Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The point guard played college ...more

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Norman Powell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Toronto Raptors Norman W. C. Powell (born May 25, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Playing college basketball with the ...more

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Boston Celtics Marcus Osmond Smart is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Oklahoma ...more

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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Most Improved Player?
Philadelphia 76ers Markelle N'Gai Fultz (born May 29, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more