Ranking NBA's Top 10 Most Improved Player Award Candidates in 2019-20

#2 Bam Adebayo

Add Adebayo to the list of big men who have blossomed into elite players despite not having a perimeter jump shot in their arsenal. The soon-to-be 23 year-old is 1-of-13 from 3-point range this season, which clearly has not made him any less valuable. The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell is another interior player flourishing despite the absence of an outside shot. Adebayo, a first-time All-Star this year, is one of only 11 players this season with at least one 30-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist performance. The 6-foot-9, 255-pounder had 30, 11 and 11 against the Hawks on Dec. 10. Amazingly, this wasn’t his only triple-double. He had two others before the hiatus.

June 15, 2020

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