Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum wins Most Improved Player Award

Friday April 22nd, 2016

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Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum has won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award, the league announced on Friday. 

McCollum, 24, garnered 101 first-place votes and 559 points from the sports journalists who voted on the award. Hornets point guard Kemba Walker (166 points) finished second, Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (99 points) finished third and Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (83 points) finished fourth.

McCollum, the No. 10 pick of the 2013 NBA draft, completed the 2015–16 regular season with averages of 20.8 points (a career–high), 4.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds and a 44.8 field-goal percentage in 34.8 minutes per game.

The Trail Blazers play the next game of their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. They currently trail 2–0. 

- Erin Flynn

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