NBA: A Closer Look At Candidates For Most Improved Player

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It’s almost April which means the regular season is coming to a close. All season long, we’ve been tracking the Top 3 Most Improved Player candidates here. Here’s a look at a few more candidates who are in the running for the award.


DeAndre Jordan

Mar 27, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) stands on the court against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Clippers won 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Though Blake Griffin has played like the best power forward in the game this year, Jordan’s improvement under Doc Rivers on the defensive end has done wonders for the Clippers who seem to have a lock on the No. 3 seed in the West. Jordan leads the league in rebounding at 13.7 rebounds per game and is also top three in blocked shots per game (2.4). On top of that, he ranks third amongst all players in defensive win shares. Offensively, his back to the basket game needs to expand and he still needs to develop a go-to move. Other than that, Jordan has played like an All-Star center in his sixth NBA season.

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