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|
Top 5 NBA Most Improved Candidates
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Who won the NBA Most Improved award in 2021?
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.