The NBA offseason comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Nonetheless, that time is crucial for players to hone their craft and improve their abilities. Players that put in the most offseason work will see the fruits of their labor when the season tips off.
Ja Morant took his game to another level last season and was rewarded with the 2022 Most Improved Player Award. Morant won the award by going from a young star to a superstar. While not every Most Improved Player winner becomes a superstar, 6 of the last 8 winners were first-time All-Stars.
Fanduel lists Anthony Edwards as the favorite to win the 2023 Most Improved Player Award, but who are some other underrated candidates to take home the hardware?