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Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?  

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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 Most Improved Player 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 chance 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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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Oklahoma City Thunder

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

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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Lonzo Ball New Orleans Pelicans

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

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Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Miami Heat

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

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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Jaren Jackson Jr. Memphis Grizzlies

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

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Dejounte Murray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
San Antonio Spurs

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

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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Marvin Bagley III Sacramento Kings

Last season's stats: 14.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 bpg

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Orlando Magic

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

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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Sacramento Kings

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

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

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

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Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Brooklyn Nets

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

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Boston Celtics

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

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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Charlotte Hornets

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) 13 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
New York Knicks

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

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Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Chicago Bulls

Last season's stats: 10.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 bpg

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Thomas Bryant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Washington Wizards

Last season's stats: 10.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.9 bpg

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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Brandon Ingram New Orleans Pelicans

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

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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Orlando Magic

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

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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Charlotte Hornets

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

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Atlanta Hawks

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

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Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Mohamed Bamba Orlando Magic

Last season's stats: 6.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 bpg

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

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

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Kevin Huerter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Atlanta Hawks

Last season's stats: 9.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.9 spg

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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Miami Heat

Last season's stats: 12.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.1 spg

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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Atlanta Hawks

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

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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award?
Dennis Smith Jr. New York Knicks

Last season's stats: 13.6 ppg, 4.8 apg, 2.9 rpg, 1.3 spg