How Do We Determine the Value of the Most Improved Player Award?

Kyle and Sirat start by discussing online responses to Kyle’s “sick” segment a couple of weeks ago.. They then dive into the complex history of the NBA Most Improved Player Award, from its awkward and sometimes controversial beginnings as a Returning Player Award to its current context and philosophical application (5:15). They then turn to past award winners and look at the types of jumps these players have made to achieve this prestigious recognition (19:10). They end the pod with a story about some modern players who have greatly improved their games (34:49) and reveal their choice of who should receive this year’s award (48:52).

Moderators: J. Kyle Mann and Sirat Sohi.
Associate Producer: Chris Sutton
Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz and Conor Nevins

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