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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
    1,282
    762

    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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  • 2
    Brandon Ingram
    1,271
    780

    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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  • 3
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    1,099
    681

    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

  • 4
    Jayson Tatum
    725
    554

    Jayson Tatum

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    Number0

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

  • 5
    Domantas Sabonis
    554
    418

    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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  • 6
    Jaylen Brown
    618
    484

    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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  • 7
    Trae Young
    513
    442

    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

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

  • 8
    Kelly Oubre Jr.
    348
    320

    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

  • 9
    Markelle Fultz
    473
    468

    Markelle Fultz

    Orlando Magic

    Number20

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

  • 10
    Lonzo Ball
    504
    529

    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

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

  • 11
    OG Anunoby
    550
    582

    OG Anunoby

    Toronto Raptors

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

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  • 12
    Andrew Wiggins
    374
    410

    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

  • 13
    De'Aaron Fox
    314
    382

    De'Aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

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

  • 14
    Jaren Jackson Jr.
    285
    350

    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

  • 15
    Caris LeVert
    300
    371

    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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  • 16
    Dejounte Murray
    340
    425

    Dejounte Murray

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionPoint guard

    Number5

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

  • 17
    Jonathan Isaac
    310
    397

    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
    249
    322

    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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  • 19
    Mitchell Robinson
    204
    262

    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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  • 20
    Miles Bridges
    190
    245

    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

  • 21
    Montrezl Harrell
    118
    162

    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

  • 22
    Buddy Hield
    102
    139

    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
    95
    131

    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

  • 24
    Luke Kennard
    171
    241

    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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  • 25
    John Collins
    112
    161

    John Collins

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

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