Orlando’s Ryan Anderson became the fifth Magic player to be named the NBA’s Most Improved since the award’s inception in 1986. Anderson was rewarded for a season in which he posted career highs in most statistical categories including, points per game (16.1), rebounds per game (7.7), field-goal percentage (.439) and starts (61). He also finished as the NBA’s leader in 3-pointers made (166) and 3-pointers attempted (422).
Anderson won with 260 votes, ahead of Milwaukee’s Ersan Ilyasova on 159. He joins Hedo Turkoglu (2008), Tracy McGrady (2001), Darrell Armstrong (1999) and Scott Skiles (1991) as Magic winners of the award.