Orlando Magic power forward Ryan Anderson will be named the NBA's 2012 Most Improved Player award winner, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Anderson led the NBA in both three-pointers attempted and made and was one of the league's best offensive rebounders and most efficient scorers.
He increased his per-game scoring from 10.6 to 16.1 points, but that was actually due to a big increase in playing time, as Anderson became the starting power forward when Brandon Bass was traded to the Boston Celtics. Anderson earned an extra 10 minutes per game this season; the only area in which he improved on a per-minute basis over last season is in offensive rebounding. Otherwise, he was almost exactly the same player as in 2010-11 -- which is to say, a very good player -- but just with more of an on-court presence.
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