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NBA Most Improved Player Race: Odds, winners, voting results, trophy, when is it awarded?

We cover all you need to know about the NBA's Most Improved Player Award, including the latest odds, voting results, past winners, when the award is announced, and more.

Who won 2024 NBA Most Improved Player?

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey won the 2024 NBA Most Improved Player award.

The 23-year-old went from third option to main man in Philly in 2023/24, with Joel Embiid sidelined much of the season due to injury. Maxey saw huge jumps year-over-year for his PPG (20.3 to 25.9) and APG averages (3.5 to 6.2).

The fourth-year guard played just 3.9 more minutes per game than last season, and his usage and production still soared. As a result, Maxey earned his first ever All-Star selection in 2024.

2024 NBA Most Improved Player voting results

Player

Team

First Place Votes

Total Points

Tyrese Maxey

Philadelphia 76ers

51

319

Coby White

Chicago Bulls

32

305

Alperen Sengun

Houston Rockets

6

92

Jalen Williams

Oklahoma City Thunder

5

79

Jalen Brunson

New York Knicks

3

25

NBA Most Improved Player Odds

Odds for 2024/25 Most Improved Player are not yet available. This page will be updated once odds become available.

NBA Most Improved Player Winners by Year

Year

Winner

Team

2024

Tyrese Maxey

Philadelphia 76ers

2023

Lauri Markkanen

Utah Jazz

2022

Ja Morant

Memphis Grizzlies

2021

Julius Randle

New York Knicks

2020

Brandon Ingram

New Orleans Pelicans

2019

Pascal Siakam

Toronto Raptors

2018

Victor Oladipo

Indiana Pacers

2017

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks

2016

CJ McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers

2015

Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls

2014

Goran Dragic

Phoenix Suns

2013

Paul George

Indiana Pacers

2012

Ryan Anderson

Orlando Magic

2011

Kevin Love

Minnesota Timberwolves

2010

Aaron Brooks

Houston Rockets

2009

Danny Granger

Indiana Pacers

2008

Hedo Turkoglu

Orlando Magic

2007

Monta Ellis

Golden State Warriors

2006

Boris Diaw

Phoenix Suns

2005

Bobby Simmons

Los Angeles Clippers

2004

Zach Randolph

Portland Trail Blazers

2003

Gilbert Arenas

Golden State Warriors

2002

Jermaine O'Neal

Indiana Pacers

2001

Tracy McGrady

Orlando Magic

2000

Jalen Rose

Indiana Pacers

1999

Darrell Armstrong

Orlando Magic

1998

Alan Henderson

Atlanta Hawks

1997

Isaac Austin

Miami Heat

1996

Gheorge Muresan

Washington Bullets

1995

Dana Barros

Philadelphia 76ers

1994

Don MacLean

Washington Bullets

1993

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Denver Nuggets

1992

Pervis Ellison

Washington Bullets

1991

Scott Skiles

Orlando Magic

1990

Rony Seikaly

Miami Heat

1989

Kevin Johnson

Phoenix Suns

1988

Kevin Duckworth

Portland Trail Blazers

1987

Dale Ellis

Seattle SuperSonics

1986

Alvin Robertson

San Antonio Spurs

NBA Most Improved Player announcement

Like most NBA Awards, the Most Improved Player Award is announced after the regular season ends and during the playoffs. The 2024 award winner, Tyrese Maxey, was announced on April 23, 2024.

NBA Most Improved Player voting

The NBA Most Improved Player Award is voted on by a committee of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Voters have a first-place vote worth five points, a second-place vote worth three points, and a third-place vote worth one point. The player with the most points wins the award.

NBA Most Improved Player trophy

The George Mikan Trophy, awarded to the Most Improved Player, was established before the 2022/23 season. Mikan was a legendary center for the Minneapolis Lakers - before they moved to Los Angeles - and his name lives on through the Mikan Drill, which players use to improve their game.

Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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