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Goran Dragic wins Most Improved Player award, Shaun Livingston finishes 12th

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced that Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic has won the Most Improved Player award, after averaging a career-best 20.3 points on 50.5 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds, while nearly leading the thought-to-be-lottery-bound Suns to the Playoffs.

Dragic received 65 first place votes in a runaway victory, with Lance Stephenson finishing second and Anthony Davis coming in at a close third place.

Brooklyn Nets guard Shaun Livingston finished in 12th place, receiving two second place votes and three fifth place votes. Among those who voted for Livingston were Marv Albert, Mike Breen and Dominique Wilkins.

Livingston posted career-bests in minutes played, games, points, assists, steals and rebounds. His journey from being out of the league in 2007 to being the starting two-guard for the Nets has been an incredible one. It's safe to say that he's "all the way back," which is great news for Nets fans and NBA fans alike.