By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out who is relieved the First Round is behind them, who received the Most Improved Player of the Year Award and who got a 'hawk.

Turkoglu: Most Improved Player

Reaching your potential is not an easy feat. It takes hard work, good timing and the right situation. This year marks Hedo Turkoglu's eighth season in the league and it is his best yet. Averaging 19.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 dimes, the Turkish-born athlete reached career-highs in all three categories this season. For his progress, he received the Kia Motors Most Improved Player Award. He received 61 first place votes, however Orlando's GM Otis Smith explained to HOOPSWORLD, "I don't think he became a better basketball player. We got smarter and started putting him in better situations."

Video: Hedo: Most Improved Player Award
Photo: Hedo accepts honor