It's preseason prediction time. HoopsWorld tries its hand at who might emerge as the MVP, ROY and Most Improved, among others. Devin Harris, it reports, is the most likely Most Improved, while Brook Lopez has an outside chance at Rookie of the Year. Yi Jianlian, on the other hand, is listed among "5 Who Most Step Up". HoopsWorld doesn't hold out much hope that he will.
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- 5 Who Must Step Up - Bill Ingram - HoopsWorld