The 2015-2016 NBA season is almost near the half-way mark, All-Star voting will soon be a trend. But for this post, I will be mentioning some players that I think should be considered for the Most Improved Player award:
Will Barton – Since his transfer to Denver Nuggets, he has been pretty much on fire. He’s been lighting up the scoring sheet by posting 20+ point games. He even put up a couple of 30+ point performances. But sadly, he’s had a couple of low scoring games but I think he is just in a slump. He could also be a candidate for Sixth Man of the Year.
CJ McCollum – This kid has been on fire since Day 1 of the 2015-2016 season. He currently averages 21.0 points per game and 4.4 assists per game. A major improvement from a 6.8ppg/1.0apg 2014-2015 season. His minutes have also more than doubled this season compared last season. Alongside Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard, they can be one hell of a deadly backcourt duo.
Andre Drummond – This guy is a beast. That is all I can say. He’s the leagues top rebounder with 15.7 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 17.9 points per game. He is on his way (or probably he is now) to becoming the franchise player of the Detroit Pistons.
Honorable mentions: Allen Crabbe of the Portland Trailblazers, Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and Reggie Jackson of the Detroit Pistons.