Ja Morant is the hot favorite to win the 2022 NBA Most Improved award. He’s led the Grizzlies to one of the best records in the league and is averaging career-highs in nearly every major statistical category. See all the top contenders for the 2022 NBA Most Improved award with the latest betting odds.

Odds to Win NBA Most Improved

Ja Morant (Memphis)-130
Miles Bridges (Charlotte)+300
Dejounte Murray (San Antonio)+1400
Darius Garland (Cleveland)+1600
LaMelo Ball (Charlotte)+2500
Desmond Bane (Memphis)+3500
Jarrett Allen (Cleveland)+3500
Jordan Poole (Golden State)+4000
Cole Anthony (Orlando)+5000
Tyler Herro (Miami)+5000
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota)+5000
Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia)+8000
OG Anunoby (Toronto)+8000
Jaren Jackson, Jr. (Memphis)+10000
Kristaps Porzingis (Dallas)+10000
Zach LaVine (Chicago)+10000
Keldon Johnson (San Antonio)+10000
Terance Mann (L.A. Clippers)+10000
Wendell Carter, Jr. (Orlando)+10000
Odds as of January 13, 2021 via Bovada. Get the latest NBA odds here.

Top 5 NBA Most Improved Candidates

5. LaMelo Ball (+2500)

2021-22 Stats: 19.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 7.6 apg

Last year’s Rookie of the Year winner has taken his game to the next level. He’s making a case for his first All-Star appearance and has a chance to win Most Improved if the Hornets start racking up wins.

4. Darius Garland (+1600)

2021-22 Stats: 19.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 7.6 apg

Darius Garland is making the most of Colin Sexton’s absence. He’s averaging career-highs and leading Cleveland to the playoffs.

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3. Dejounte Murray (+1400) 🥉

2021-22 Stats: 18.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 8.9 apg

You wouldn’t know it unless you were a Spurs fan but Dejounte Murray is having an incredible season. He’s currently tied second in the league for triple doubles.

2. Miles Bridges (+300) 🥈

2021-22 Stats: 19.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.6 apg

Miles Bridges has been a revelation for the Hornets this season. He was offered a 4-year $60 million contract extension at the beginning of the season but is now set to command a much higher pay raise.

  1. Ja Morant (-130) 🥇

2021-22 Stats: 24.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 6.8 apg

Ja Morant has clearly taken a third-year leap this season. He’s averaging career highs across the board (except for assists) and the Grizzlies are cementing their status as one of the top teams in the league.

Early NBA Most Improved Favorites

Darius Garland (+2000)

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Anthony Edwards (+3000)

Ja Morant (+3000)

LaMelo Ball (+4000)

Dejounte Murray (+5000)

NBA Most Improved Award Winners

2020-21 – Julius Randle, New York Knicks

2019-20 – Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans

2018-19 – Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

2017-18 – Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers

2016-17 – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

2015-16 – CJ MCCollum, Portland T’Blazers

2014-15 – Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls

2013-14 – Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns

2012-13 – Paul George, Indiana Pacers

2011-12 – Ryan Anderson, Orlando Magic

2010-11 – Kevin Love, Minnesota T’Wolves

2009-10 – Aaron Brooks, Houston Rockets

2008-09 – Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers

2007-08 – Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando Magic

2006-07 – Monta Ellis, Golden State Warriors

2005-06 – Boris Diaw, Phoenix Suns

2004-05 – Bobby Simmons, Los Angeles Clippers

2003-04 – Zach Randolph, Portland T’Blazers

2002-03 – Gilbert Arenas, Golden State Warriors

2001-02 – Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana Pacers

2000-01 – Tracy McGrady, Orlando Magic

1999-00 – Jalen Rose, Indiana Pacers

1998-99 – Darrell Armstrong, Orlando Magic

1997-98 – Alan Henderson, Atlanta Hawks

1996-97 – Isaac Austin, Miami Heat

1995-96 – Gheorghe Muresan, Washington Bullets

Who is the favorite to win NBA Most Improved in 2022?

Ja Morant is the heavy favorite to win the NBA Most Improved award in 2022. He is currently -130 to win.

Julius Randle of the New York Knicks won the NBA Most Improved award in 2021. He averaged 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6 assists throughout the season.

Andrew brings decades of championship winning experience to The AllStar having forged several successful NBA careers on NBA 2K. A longtime Sixers fan, Andrew is very much still trusting the process and awaits the day that Sam Hinkie is allowed back in the NBA.