76ers' Tyrese Maxey Wins NBA's Most Improved Player for 2023–24 Season

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey
Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey was recognized by the league on Tuesday as he was honored as the NBA's Most Improved Player for the 2023–24 season.

Maxey edged out fellow finalists Alperen Sengun of the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls guard Coby White for the award, as the NBA nodded to the significant strides the 23-year-old made this season.

Maxey received 51 first-place votes, registering a total of 319 points. That placed him just ahead of White, who finished second with 305 points, including 32 first-place votes. Sengun was in third with 92 points.

Others receiving first-place votes included Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jalen Williams (5), New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson (3) and Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija (1).

Maxey, in his fourth season in the league, made the first All-Star appearance of his career this year. Across 70 games, he averaged 25.9 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game, all of which were career bests, as he helped keep the 76ers afloat in the absence of Joel Embiid.

The rest of the league awards are set to begin trickling out throughout the week. The Sixth Man of the Year announcement is set for Wednesday, April 24, while the Clutch Player of the Year will be announced on Thursday, April 25.


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