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OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander receives votes for Most Improved Player

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished sixth in Most Improved Player voting. 

The NBA announced the voting results Monday night, and New Orleans' Brandon Ingram took home the award with 42 of 100 first-place votes. 

Miami's Bam Adebayo was a close second with 38 first-place votes, and Dallas' Luka Doncic finished third with 12 first-place votes. 

Gilgeous-Alexander received five second-place votes and six third-place votes. 

Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 19 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in his second NBA season and first with the Thunder. 

In his rookie season with the Clippers, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 10.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. 

Gilgeous-Alexander was traded to Oklahoma City last summer as the centerpiece of the Paul George trade. 

Most Improved Player voting

1. Brandon Ingram, Pelicans

2. Bam Adebayo, Heat 

3. Luka Doncic, Mavericks 

4. Jayson Tatum, Celtics

5. Devonte' Graham, Hornets 

6. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder

7. Pascal Siakam, Raptors 

8. Christian Wood, Pistons

9. Trae Young, Hawks

10. Fred VanVleet, Raptors 

Related Photos
Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander smiles during introductions before an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Oklahoma City won 109-103. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander smiles during introductions before an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Oklahoma City won 109-103. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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