(NEW YORK) — Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic was named the NBA’s most improved player, the league announced Wednesday.
Dragic averaged 20.3 points a game this season along with 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds.
Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 first-place votes to take home the award.
“Congratulations to @Goran_Dragic winning Most Improved. He is a elite player. I’m glad that I’ve had a chance to see him grow over the yrs,” Suns teammate Channing Frye tweeted after the announcement.
Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers finished with 158 points and 13 first-place votes and was followed by Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans with 155 points and 16 first-place votes.
The Suns missed the playoffs after finishing 48-34, and head coach Jeff Hornacek finished second to Gregg Popovich in coach of the year voting on Tuesday.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com