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Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player? 

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Basketball fans, we're ranking the best players who are most likely to win the 2018 NBA Most Improved Player Award. Although no player has ever won the award twice, 2017 MIP Giannis Antetokounmpo is still one of several possible contenders for the award this year. Who do you think will be the 2018 NBA Most Improved Player? 

The current favorites to win the 2018 Most Improved Player Award are Victor Oladipo, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis, Myles Turner, and D'Angelo Russell. These young players have bigger roles this season, so expect to see new career highs and record-breaking stats. Other good MIP candidates include Brandon Ingram, Rodney Hood, Gary Harris, and Clint Capela.  

Vote up your 2018 Most Improved Player in the NBA predictions, and add any players who have improved the most this season.

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 27

Number: 4

Named 2018 Most Improved Player

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Bob Jo added Jaylen Brown

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 7

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Small forward and Point forward from Athens, Greece

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Clint Capela

Teams: Houston Rockets

Number: 15

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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Brandon Ingram Small forward from Kinston, North Carolina

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Number: 14

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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
arnas added Point guard and Shooting guard from Memphis, Tennessee

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 33

Number: 3

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Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
mueez_ch added Spencer Dinwiddie Point guard from Los Angeles, California

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 22

Number: 26

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Center from Yaoundé, Cameroon

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 21

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Power forward from Ventspils, Latvia

Teams: New York Knicks

Age: 24

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Guest_720a1e2a-8c51-41e4-b489-ac7b144c67eb added Center from Rotorua, New Zealand

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age: 26

Number: 12

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Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Jason Ho0 added Kris Dunn Point guard from New London, Connecticut, United States of America

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Age: 25

Number: 32

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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Shooting guard from Whitmire, South Carolina

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Age: 28

Number: 1

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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
CJsponge15 added Terry Rozier

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 3

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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Morgan Webster added Center / Power forward from Portland, Oregon

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 23

Number: 11

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Forward from San Jose, California

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 24

Number: 00

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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
arnas added Center from Sombor, Serbia

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Age: 24

Number: 15

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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Karl-Anthony Towns

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Number: 32

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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
arnas added Shooting guard from St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 26

Number: 3

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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
gjtot added Point guard from El Masnou, Spain

Teams: Utah J

Age: 29

Number: 9

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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
cornelius added Power forward from Dallas, Texas

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 25

Number: 30

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Shooting guard and Guard from Fall Creek Township, Fishers, Indiana

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Age: 25

Number: 14

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
quang.chu005 added

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 0

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?
Young Don added Point guard from Melbourne, Australia

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 27

Number: 2

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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Most Improved Player?