The NBA’s Most Improved Players Award Winners by Team

Jimmy Butler Is The Chicago Bulls' First Most Improved Player Award Winner

Jimmy Butler Is The Chicago Bulls’ First Most Improved Player Award Winner

Where do NBA players improve? In Orlando, Indiana, Phoenix and Washington D.C., apparently.

The Magic (five), Pacers (four), Suns (three) and Wizards (three as the Bullets) have won half of the NBA’s Most Improved Player Awards, 15 of the 30 issued since the first in 1985-86.

Check out all the MIP winners in today’s list, sorted by team. Included are each player’s (points / assists / rebounds) stats year-over-year. Those numbers don’t tell the whole story – for example, Alvin Robertson improved to lead the league in steals his winning year – but most of it.

TEAM MIP WINNERS MOST IMPROVED PLAYER POS. SEASON
1. Orlando Magic 5 Scott Skiles

(17.2 / 8.4 / 3.4 vs. 7.7 / 4.8 / 2.3)

PG 1990-91
Darrell Armstrong

(13.8 / 6.7 / 3.6 vs. 9.2 / 4.9 / 3.3)

PG 1998-99
Tracy McGrady

(26.8 / 4.6 / 7.5 vs. 15.4 / 3.3 / 6.3)

SG 2000-01
Hedo Turkoglu

(19.5 / 5.0 / 5.7 vs. 13.3 / 3.2 / 4.0)

SF 2007-08
Ryan Anderson

(16.1 / 0.9 / 7.7 vs. 10.6 / 0.8 / 5.5)

PF 2011-12
2. Indiana Pacers 4 Jalen Rose

(18.2 / 4.0 / 4.8 vs. 11.1 / 1.9 / 3.1)

SF 1999-00
Jermaine O’Neal

(19.0 / 1.6 / 10.5 vs. 12.9 / 1.2 / 9.8)

PF 2001-02
Danny Granger

(25.8 / 2.7 / 5.1 vs. 19.6 / 2.1 / 6.1)

SF 2008-09
Paul George

(16.7 / 4.0 / 7.3 vs. 14.7 / 2.9 / 6.8)

SF 2012-13
3. Phoenix Suns 3 Kevin Johnson

(20.4 / 12.2 / 4.2 vs. 9.2 / 5.5 / 2.4)

PG 1988-89
Boris Diaw

(13.3 / 6.2 / 6.9 vs. 4.8 / 2.3 / 2.6)

PF 2005-06
Goran Dragic

(20.3 / 5.9 / 3.2 vs. 14.7 / 7.4 / 3.1)

SG 2013-14
3. Washington Bullets (Wizards)
3 Pervis Ellison

(20.0 / 2.9 / 11.2 vs. 10.4 / 1.3 / 7.7)

C 1991-92
Don MacLean

(18.2 / 2.1 / 6.2 vs. 6.6 / 0.6 / 2.0)

SF 1993-94
Gheorghe Muresan

(14.5 / 0.7 / 9.6 vs. 10.0 / 0.5 / 6.7)

C 1995-96
5. Golden State Warriors 2 Gilbert Arenas

(18.3 / 6.3 / 4.7 vs. 10.9 / 3.7 2.8)

PG 2002-03
Monta Ellis

(16.5 / 4.1 / 3.2 vs. 6.8 / 1.6 / 2.1)

SG 2006-07
5. Miami Heat 2 Rony Seikaly

(16.6 / 1.1 / 10.4 vs. 10.9 / 0.7 / 7.0)

C 1989-90
Isaac Austin

(9.7 / 1.2 / 5.8 vs. 5.1 / 1.2 / 4.9)

C 1996-97
5. Portland Trail Blazers 2 Kevin Duckworth

(15.8 / 0.8 / 7.4 vs. 5.4 / 0.4 / 3.4)

C 1987-88
Zach Randolph

(20.1 / 2.0 / 10.5 vs. 8.4 / 0.5 / 4.5)

PF 2003-04
8. Atlanta Hawks 1 Alan Henderson

(14.3 / 1.1 / 6.4 vs. 6.6 / 0.8 / 3.9)

PF 1997-98
8. Chicago Bulls 1 Jimmy Butler

(20.0 / 1.8 / 5.8 vs. 13.1 / 2.6 / 4.9)

SG 2014-15
8. Denver Nuggets 1 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

(19.2 / 4.2 / 2.8 vs. 10.3 / 2.4 / 1.4)

PG 1992-93
8. Houston Rockets 1 Aaron Brooks

(19.6 / 5.3 / 2.6 vs. 11.2 / 3.0 / 2.0)

PG 2009-10
8. Los Angeles Clippers 1 Bobby Simmons

(16.4 / 2.7 / 5.9 vs. 7.8 / 1.7 / 4.7)

SF 2004-05
8. Minnesota Timberwolves 1 Kevin Love

(20.2 / 2.5 / 15.2 vs. 14.0 / 2.3 / 11.0)

PF 2010-11
8. Philadelphia 76ers 1 Dana Barros

(20.6 / 7.5 / 3.3 vs. 13.3 / 5.2 / 2.4)

PG 1994-95
8. San Antonio Spurs 1 Alvin Robertson

(17.0 / 5.5 / 6.3 vs. 9.2 / 3.5 / 3.4)

SG 1985-86
8. Seattle SuperSonics 1 Dale Ellis

(24.9 / 2.9 / 5.5 vs. 7.1 / 0.5 / 2.3)

SG 1986-87

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