NBA Rankings: Forget Kobe and Kevin, Here Are the 10 Most Improved Players

November 10th, 2010 by Andrew Bock Leave a reply »

We are approximately ten percent of the way through the NBA season, so it’s time to take an early look at the guys who are making a case to become the NBA’s most improved player.

Unlike a lot of Top 10 lists, I’ve created a scoring system to rank the players for me, thereby eliminating any arbitrary or biased decision making.

The system is simple.  I took the difference in minutes per game, points PG, rebounds PG, assists PG, steals PG, blocks PG, turnovers PG, and fouls PG from this season* compared to the last and added up the total value of those averages.  

It’s not a fool proof.  I am adding averages together after all, but since we are only ten percent of the way through the season, I couldn’t use total stats.  The results are as you might expect, so it appears to work.

The following players were evaluated:

Aaron Afflalo, DEN
Daniel Gibson, CLE
Darrell Arthur, MEM
Demar Derozan, TOR
DJ Augustin, CHA
Dorell Wright, GSW
Eric Gordon, LAC
Glen Davis, BOS
James Jones, MIA
JJ Hickson, CLE
Jrue Holiday, PHI
Luis Scola, HOU
Marco Belinelli, NOH
Mike Co ...

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