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Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?

Updated January 10, 2020 25.9k votes 2.9k voters 29.9k views46 items
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Every 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award candidate is hoping to take a significant step forward in his career. The list of MIP candidates typically features players in two categories competing for the prize. One level is the slate of good players becoming great or All-Star worthy like Paul George, Jimmy Butler, and Victor Oladipo in recent years. 

The other type of player to contend for the award is someone who was struggling finally breaking out to show his skills like past winners Ryan Anderson, Aaron Brooks, and Bobby Simmons. Younger players frequently win the award when taking a huge jump forward in the league. Players like Brandon Ingram, Jayson Tatum, and De'Aaron Fox all could be looking to take the next step in their careers.

So make your 2020 NBA Most Improved Player predictions below, voting up the players you think have the best odds of competing for the award and voting down the players who shouldn't be near the top of the list. Add any players you think belong here that aren't listed below. Then head over and check out the top candidates for 2019 NBA MVP.

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  • 1
    Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Bam Adebayo

    Miami Heat

    PositionPower forward / Center

    Number13

    Last season's stats: 8.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.9 bpg, 0.9 spg

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    Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Brandon Ingram

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina

    Number14

    Last season's stats: 18.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.0 apg, 0.6 bpg, 0.5 spg

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    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionGuard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    Last season's stats: 10.8 ppg, 3.3 apg, 2.8 rpg, 1.2 spg

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    Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Jayson Tatum

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    Number0

    Last season's stats: 15.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg

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    Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Domantas Sabonis

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionCenter / Power forward

    Age23

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number11

    Last season's stats: 14.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.6 spg

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    Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Jaylen Brown

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard

    Number7

    Last season's stats: 13.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.9 spg

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    Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

    Last season's stats: 19.1 ppg, 8.1 apg, 3.7 rpg, 0.9 spg

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    Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Kelly Oubre Jr.

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionSmall forward, Shooting guard

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Number3

    Last season's stats: 15.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.9 bpg

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    Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Markelle Fultz

    Orlando Magic

    Number20

    Last season's stats: 8.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.9 spg

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    Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    Last season's stats: 9.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.5 spg

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    OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    OG Anunoby

    Toronto Raptors

    Last season's stats: 7.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.7 spg

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    Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Andrew Wiggins

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    Age24

    BirthplaceMarkham, Thornhill, Canada

    Number22

    Last season's stats: 18.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 spg

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    De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    De'Aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

    Last season's stats: 17.3 ppg, 7.3 apg, 3.8 rpg, 1.6 spg

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    Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Jaren Jackson Jr.

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPower forward / Center

    Number13

    Last season's stats: 13.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.4 bpg, 0.9 spg

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    Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Caris LeVert

    Brooklyn Nets

    Number22

    Last season's stats: 13.7 ppg, 3.9 apg, 3.8 rpg, 1.1 spg

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    Dejounte Murray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Dejounte Murray

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionPoint guard

    Number5

    Last season's stats: Did not play last season due to injury

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    Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Jonathan Isaac

    Orlando Magic

    PositionSmall forward / Power forward

    Number1

    Last season's stats: 9.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.3 bpg, 0.8 spg

  • 18
    Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Terry Rozier

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPoint guard

    Number3

    Last season's stats: 9.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.9 spg

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    Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Mitchell Robinson

    New York Knicks

    Last season's stats: 7.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.4 bpg, 0.8 spg

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    Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Miles Bridges

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionSmall forward / Power forward

    Number0

    Last season's stats: 7.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.7 spg

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    Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Montrezl Harrell

    Los Angeles Clippers

    Age25

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Number5

    Last season's stats: 16.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2,0 apg, 1.3 bpg, 0.9 spg

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    Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Buddy Hield

    Sacramento Kings

    BirthplaceFreeport, Bahamas

    Number24

    Last season's stats: 20.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.7 spg

  • 23
    Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Seth Curry

    Dallas Mavericks

    Age29

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Number30

    Last season's stats: 7.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.5 spg

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    Luke Kennard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    Luke Kennard

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceMiddletown, Ohio, USA

    Number5

    Last season's stats: 9.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 apg  

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    John Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
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    John Collins

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

    Last season's stats: 19.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.6 bpg

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