View Full Version : All NBA most improved players - Full roster of 15

04-07-2012, 01:56 PM
As per title, put together a 15 man roster containing the most improved players in the NBA:

PG: Jeremy Lin/Goran Dragic/Jarred Jack
SG: James Harden/Danny Green/Avery Bradley
SF: Gordon Hayward/Alonzo Gee/Steve Novak
PF: Ryan Anderson/Ersan Ilyasova/Mo Speights
C: Nicola Pekovic/Andrew Bynum//Morcin Gortad

Honorable Mentions: Greg Monroe, DaMarcus Cousins, Anderson Verejao, Tiago Splitter, Evan Turner, Gerald Green, John Lucas III, Brandon Wright.

Note: The goal is not to put together a quality roster with players who have improved this year... its to put together a roster of the MOST improved players with 3 at each position.

04-07-2012, 01:59 PM
Jarret jack hasn't improved. He has a bigger role on an awful team

04-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Ilyasova = most improved player in the league.

04-07-2012, 03:43 PM
hmm i think kyle lowry belongs here too but dont know who he will replace. maybe jarret jack? or danny green and move jack/dragic to sg?

04-07-2012, 03:57 PM
Ilyasova = most improved player in the league.

Agreed. Ersan's WS/48 is really impressive. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more.

04-07-2012, 04:00 PM
Replace Jarrett Jack with Kyle Lowry.

04-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Brandon wright

04-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Bynum really? wasn't he already established as that kind of player before the season started?

04-07-2012, 05:23 PM
I dont agree with the Dragic placement or the Gortat placement. On the suns, Dragic showed this promise, he just didnt get the playing time. Remember that 23 point quarter he had against the spurs in the 2009 playoffs? Gortat has improved more than just being 3rd string on your most improved team. He's gone from competing for a starting job to being the 3rd most efficient center in the league statistically. Bynum doesnt get a spot on that list either, we always knew how good Bynum is.

04-07-2012, 05:44 PM
Completely disagree with Monroe being an honorable mention. The guy has for sure improved more so than I expected.

04-07-2012, 05:44 PM
I think Lin will get it, even with the injury.. I don't think he should, I think it should go to Ilyasova, Monroe or Anderson

04-07-2012, 05:46 PM
Lowry should be on there.

Play time has a lot to do with being an MIP candidate. You can't say they are not improved because they had "promise" before. You still have to show it.

04-07-2012, 06:00 PM
Mullens over Speights.

04-07-2012, 06:34 PM
Greg Monroe deserves more than honorable mention.

04-07-2012, 06:37 PM
No Gerald Henderson?

04-07-2012, 06:42 PM

04-07-2012, 06:47 PM
JLin has gotta be MIP just out of principle. He went from being a scrub bench player, d-leaguer to and international sensation. Ilyasova maybe has improved more, but I can't imagine Lin not winning.

04-07-2012, 07:07 PM
I think Lin will get it, even with the injury.. I don't think he should, I think it should go to Ilyasova, Monroe or Anderson

Lin hasnt played enough games to deserve it.

As for the list I try not to include guys in their 2nd year like Cousins and Monroe just bcuz they are suppose to improve based on where they were drafted

Kings Faithful
04-07-2012, 07:18 PM
Jesus, I didn't realize how much of a beast Ilyasova has been lately.... I've liked him for a while now but his numbers lately are incredible. Are his rebounding numbers inflated because of the lack of big men on the Bucks?

Also, he looks like James Franco.

04-07-2012, 07:19 PM
I definitly think kyle lowry, and greg monroe should be considered more.