With every passing season, the NBA is introduced to a new crop of star-caliber players. Some enter the association with a bang, while others take time to realize their potential.
As the 2014-15 campaign approaches, yet another generation of future stars is preparing to erase the question marks. Some have faithful fan followings, while others face an uphill battle in the war to prove the skeptics wrong.
No matter their circumstance, the following five players will be the top contenders for Most Improved Player of the Year.