NBA Most Improved Player award is given to a player who plays a single season much better than the previous one and actually takes his game to the next level.
A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters from United States and Canada determines the winner of the award. Often those players are taken into consideration who significantly improves in various statistical categories such as scoring, passing, shooting etc.
Alvin Robertson was the first ever player to receive this award while, Ryan Anderson is the most recent recipient and the following list shows the names of all the players who were awarded NBA Most Improved Player.
|1985-86||Alvin Robertson||San Antonio Spurs|
|1986-87||Dale Ellis||Seattle SuperSonics|
|1987-88||Kevin Duckworth||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1988-89||Kevin Johnson||Phoenix Suns|
|1989-90||Rony Seikaly||Miami Heat|
|1990-91||Scott Skiles||Orlando Magic|
|1991-92||Pervis Ellison||Washington Bullets|
|1992-93||Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf||Denver Nuggets|
|1993-94||Don MacLean||Washington Bullets|
|1994-95||Dana Barros||Philadelphia 76ers|
|1995-96||Gheorghe Muresan||Washington Bullets|
|1996-97||Isaac Austin||Miami Heat|
|1997-98||Alan Henderson||Atlanta Hawks|
|1998-99||Darrell Armstrong||Orlando Magic|
|1999-00||Jalen Rose||Indiana Pacers|
|2000-01||Tracy McGrady||Orlando Magic|
|2001-02||Jermaine O’Neal||Indiana Pacers|
|2002-03||Gilbert Arenas||Golden State Warriors|
|2003-04||Zach Randolph||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2004-05||Bobby Simmons||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2005-06||Boris Diaw||Phoenix Suns|
|2006-07||Monta Ellis||Golden State Warriors|
|2007-08||Hedo Turkoglu||Orlando Magic|
|2008-09||Danny Granger||Indiana Pacers|
|2009-10||Aaron Brooks||Houston Rockets|
|2010-11||Kevin Love||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2011-12||Ryan Anderson||Orlando Magic|
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