Ja Morant was chosen as the most improved player of the last season of the NBA: Averaged 27.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game.
The base of the grizzlies he registered a 49.3% effectiveness from the field, 34.4% from three-pointers and 76.1% from free kicks. The previous campaign had had an average of 19.1 units (44.9% from the field, 30.3% from three-pointers and 72.8% from free kicks).
The remarkable growth of the 22-year-old, who made the jump from star to superstar, was decisive for the improvement of Memphis. In the 2020-21 season, those led by Taylor Jenkins had finished eighth in the West with a 38-34 record and then lost in the first round of the playoffs to Utah 4-1.
This year, with a 56-26 record, they were the second-best team in the league and are currently tied 2-2 in their series against Minnesota. Morant garnered a total of 221 points; 38 of 100 voters selected him first.
Dejounte Murray from San Antonio Spurs (183) and darius garland from Cleveland Cavaliers (178) completed the podium. The South Carolina native received the award during training Monday with the Grizzlies.
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