Orlando Magic center Nik Vučević garnered 10 first-place votes for the NBA's Most Improved Player award, the league announced Tuesday, en route to finishing in fourth place. Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George won the award in a landslide, getting 52 first-place votes. New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vásquez finished second and Milwaukee Bucks center LARRY SANDERS! finished third.
Vučević enjoyed a breakout 2012/13 campaign as a sophomore, averaging 13.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and one block per game; as a rookie, he posted 5.5 points, 4.8 boards, 0.6 assists, and 0.7 blocks.
Five Orlando players have won Most Improved, with Ryan Anderson being the most recent to capture the award, earning it for his strong 2011/12 season.