NBA announces Most Improved Player

NBA announces Most Improved Player
May 4, 2012, 8:31 pm
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On Friday afternoon, Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic was named the NBA's Most Improved Player of the 2011-12 season.

Here's how the voting for the top five candidates turned out:

PlayerTeamNumber of votes
Ryan Anderson
Magic260 points
Ersan Ilyasova
Bucks159 points
Nikola Pekovic
Timberwolves104 points
Greg Monroe
Pistons96 points
Andrew Bynum
Lakers96 Points

Anderson averaged 16.1 points per game during the regular season, which is 5.5 points higher than last season, playing 32 minutes a game compared to the 22 he played in 2010-11. He recorded a free throw percentage of .877, while averaging 7.7 rebounds in the 61 games he played.