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What Makes the Most Improved Player?

Sean Deveney of The Sporting News tackles the rationale behind the Most Improved Player award. What is it, he asks. In its simplest form, it's who improved the most this year. But once you look at the candidates, "improved" takes on a whole new meaning. Devin Harris, he admits, has "shocked the world"..."turned up the volume", but what about Kevin Durant, Danny Granger, even Shaquille O'Neal?