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Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award? 

Aaron Hager
Updated January 10, 2020 17.4k votes 2.8k voters 28.3k views 46 items

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.

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

Teams: Miami Heat

Number: 13

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

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2
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Brandon Ingram Small forward from Kinston, North Carolina

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Number: 14

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

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

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Number: 2

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

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4
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
5
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Jaylen Brown

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 7

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

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6
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Center / Power forward from Portland

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 23

Number: 11

Last season's stats: 14.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.6 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?
Trae Young

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Number: 11

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

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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?

Teams: Orlando Magic

Number: 20

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

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

Teams: Toronto Raptors

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

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10
Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Small forward and Shooting guard from New Orleans

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Number: 3

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

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

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Number: 2

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

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

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 24

Number: 22

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?

Teams: Sacramento Kings

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?

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Number: 13

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

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

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

Number: 5

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

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

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Number: 22

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

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

Teams: Orlando Magic

Number: 1

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

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

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Number: 3

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

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

Teams: 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?

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Number: 0

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

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21
Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Guard from Freeport

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Number: 24

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

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Luke Kennard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Shooting guard from Middletown, Ohio, USA

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Number: 5

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

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23
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Forward from Tarboro

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 25

Number: 5

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

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

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Number: 20

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

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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Point guard from Tacoma

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 30

Number: 22

Last season's stats: 8.1 ppg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 rpg

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