Who Will Win the 2023 NBA Most Improved Player?

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Vote up who will win NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2023.

Who will win the 2023 NBA Most Improved Player Award ? Like previous winners Brandon Ingram and Ja Morant, the NBA Most Improved Player Award winners have gone on to become all-stars. The 2022-23 NBA Most Improved Player race features rising stars on new teams and young players who put on electrifying playoff performances. Who do you think will win NBA Most Valuable Player of the 2022-23 season? 

According to Vegas odds, Most Improved Player favorites include Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton, New Orlean Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards, and New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson.

Make your 2023 NBA MIP predictions by voting the player most likely to win the Most Improved award. 

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  • Tyrese Haliburton
    Photo: NBA.com

    Point guard Tyrese Haliburton seemed to be on his way to becoming one of the best young stars in the NBA when he was on the Sacramento Kings, but in a move that baffled the basketball community, the then 21-year-old who was averaging 14.3 points, 7.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds was shipped off to the Indiana Pacers. During his brief 26-game stint with the Pacers, Haliburton managed to up his already respectable numbers to 17.5 points, a stunning 9.6 assists, and 4.3 rebounds. With the assumption being that Haliburton will be the star and focal point on a tanking Indian team, his stats have the possibility of exploding and he should be a shoe-in for the most improved player of the year!

    • Birthplace: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    • Position: Point guard
    • Teams: Indiana Pacers
  • Anthony Edwards
    Photo: Minnesota Timberwolves / Instagram

    In just his second year in the NBA, Anthony Edwards has gone from intriguing rookie, to can't miss star. Already averaging an astonishing 21.3 points per game on 44 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent shooting from the three, Ant-Man is already a star in this league. With the addition of Golbert to the team, a respectable playoff run, and a shift to him being the number one scoring option on the team, Edwards has the potential to become a superstar in the NBA, and he could very well do it in just his third season in the league.

    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Position: Shooting guard
    • Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    Photo: OKC Thunder / Instagram

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may be the best player in the league who is having his talents completely wasted. The Oklahoma City Thunder have been very obviously taking throughout his 3 years playing with the team, but that didn't stop Shai from putting up an average of 22 points per game and 5 assists during that time, that is of course when OKC wasn't “resting” him. Many assumed this would be the year OKC actually tries to win games, with the addition of Chet Holmgren making them look respectable, but after he went down with injury, another taking season is surely in the stars. If the team actually allows Shai to play and be his silky smooth-scoring self, he might just get the recognition he truly deserves from not just NBA nerds, but the NBA world at large.

    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Position: Guard
    • Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Cade Cunningham
    Photo: All Pro Reels / flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0

    Cade Cunningham had a wonderful rookie season, the only problem was that he was playing for an abysmal and tanking Detroit Pistons team that no one, other than the hardcore fans of the franchise, wanted to watch. With a slew of wonderful draft moves and offseason acquisitions, the Pistons have become a sleeper pick to sneak into the playoffs, and all those expectations fall on one man, Cade Cunningham. Cunningham averaged a terrific 17, 5, and 5 during his rookie year after starting out the gate a bit rocky, and if he can take the jump many expect, and lead the Pistons to becoming at the very least respectable again, all eyes will be on him for most improved player.

    • Birthplace: Arlington, Texas
    • Position: Point Guard
    • Teams: Detroit Pistons