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Houston Rockets: Space City Scoop Round Table – Award Predictions, Part 2

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Nov 29, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry (31) drives for the basket against Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the second quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Q6: Who wins Most Improved Player? Which Rocket will be most improved?

Andre: This one is tricky. I believe that the greek freak Giannis Antetokounmpo will get the nod. I’d watch out for Jazz center Rudy Gobert (last year’s third place) and Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder as well for a whole international podium. Regarding the Rockets, I suppose is going to be Clint Capela.

Anthony: Either Isiah Thomas or Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins everyone kind of already suspects but Thomas is a player that’s really slept on. Clint Capela will be the most improved Rocket.

Coty: I think that Terrence Jones has a great chance to win Most Improved Player of the Year. Each year since entering the league, Jones has improved his game and as establish himself as a rising star. After an injury plagued season, I’m excited to see how much better Jones will become

Eric: As I explained before, I think that Terrence Jones or Donatas Motiejunas will be the most improved player on the Rockets this season. In terms of the league award, I think Nicolas Batum has a good shot at winning it as he gets healthy and becomes more of a focal point on the Hornets.

John: The NBA most improved player is going to be Giannis Antetokounmpo, this is the season for the “Greek Freak” to bust out in a big way and take Milwaukee to one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Terrence Jones is due to have a big year if he can stay healthy all season. Jones will be given every opportunity to start with DeMo still recovering from injury, so look for him to improve the most .

Joshua: Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo. McDaniels will be the most improved Rocket.

Trey: Jeff Teague will be a perennial All-Star from this year on, will be most improved. I expect T-Jones to be the most improved if the Rockets are going to keep him.

Tamberlyn: Voting  follows trends; in the case of Most Improved those are players already on the radar (Gobert, Green) and third year players. A player who comes out of nowhere showcasing huge improvements while contributing to their team’s production (Whiteside) is the other factor. Given these standards Terrence Jones would be the Rockets candidate. League wide whichever team has the greatest improvement will result in the MIP winner: Jazz: Rudy Gobert , T-Wolves: Andrew Wiggins, Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Magic: Victor Oladipo (or Aaron Gordon who impressed in Summer League) My dark horse is Derrick Favors.

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