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Julius Randle el Most Improved Player en la NBA

 






 

NEW YORK’S JULIUS RANDLE WINS
2020-21 KIA NBA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD

 

NEW YORK, May 25, 2021 – New York Knicks forward Julius Randle has been named the 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Improved Player, the NBA announced today.

 

A first-time NBA All-Star selection in his seventh season, Randle becomes the first player to win the Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award with New York.  The annual award, which was first presented in the 1985-86 season, is designed to honor an up-and-coming player who has made a dramatic improvement from the previous season or seasons.  

 

Randle received 98 first-place votes and earned 493 total points from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant received the other two first-place votes and finished in second place with 140 points.  Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. finished in third place with 138 points.  Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.   

 

In his second season with the Knicks, Randle averaged 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists in an NBA-high 37.6 minutes in 71 games.  He set career highs for averages in points and assists and matched his career high in rebounds, ranking in the top 20 in the NBA in all three categories.  The 6-9 Randle is the sixth player in NBA history to average at least 24.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in a season, joining Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Nikola Jokić (who also did it this season), Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook.

 

Randle made a career-high 160 three-pointers in 2020-21, eight fewer than his total for the previous five seasons combined (168).  He shot 40.1 percent from three-point range, well above his career mark of 29.5 percent entering the season.  Randle also shot a career-high 81.1 percent from the free throw line.

 

Selected as a reserve for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, Randle tied for eighth in the league in double-doubles with 41 and tied for seventh in triple-doubles with six.  Randle was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April and the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 17.  

 

Behind Randle, the Knicks (41-31) finish tied for the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference.  New York made the NBA Playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 season. 

 

Randle, 26, signed with the Knicks as a free agent on July 9, 2019.  Before joining New York, he played his first four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and one season with the New Orleans Pelicans.  Randle entered this season with career averages of 16.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists.          

 

The voting results for the 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award are below.  The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP.  Complete ballots for each voter will be posted at PR.NBA.com after the announcement of all end-of-season awards.

 

VOTING RESULTS: 2020-21 KIA NBA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD

 

Player (Team)

1st Place Votes (5 Points)

2nd Place Votes (3 Points)

3rd Place Votes (1 Point)

Total Points

 

Julius Randle (New York)

98

1

0

493

Jerami Grant (Detroit)

2

33

31

140

Michael Porter Jr. (Denver)

0

40

18

138

Christian Wood (Houston)

0

10

14

44

Zach LaVine (Chicago)

0

5

5

20

Jaylen Brown (Boston)

0

1

7

10

Chris Boucher (Toronto)

0

3

1

10

Mikal Bridges (Phoenix)

0

0

8

8

Zion Williamson (New Orleans)

0

2

0

6

Nikola Vučević (Chicago)

0

1

0

3

Clint Capela (Atlanta)

0

1

0

3

Jordan Poole (Golden State)

0

1

0

3

Jordan Clarkson (Utah)

0

1

0

3

Luguentz Dort (Oklahoma City)

0

1

0

3

Darius Garland (Cleveland)

0

0

3

3

Kyle Anderson (Memphis)

RJ Barrett (New York)

Miles Bridges (Charlotte)

Lonzo Ball (New Orleans)

T.J. McConnell (Indiana)

Andrew Wiggins (Golden State)

Richaun Holmes (Sacramento)

Bojan Bogdanović (Utah)

Terry Rozier (Charlotte)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

Below is the all-time list of winners of the Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award.

 

KIA NBA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD WINNERS

 

1985-86 – Alvin Robertson, San Antonio

1986-87 – Dale Ellis, Seattle

1987-88 – Kevin Duckworth, Portland

1988-89 – Kevin Johnson, Phoenix

1989-90 – Rony Seikaly, Miami

1990-91 – Scott Skiles, Orlando

1991-92 – Pervis Ellison, Washington

1992-93 – Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Denver

1993-94 – Don MacLean, Washington

1994-95 – Dana Barros, Philadelphia

1995-96 – Gheorghe Muresan, Washington

1996-97 – Isaac Austin, Miami

 

1997-98 – Alan Henderson, Atlanta

1998-99 – Darrell Armstrong, Orlando
1999-00 – Jalen Rose, Indiana

2000-01 – Tracy McGrady, Orlando

2001-02 – Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana

2002-03 – Gilbert Arenas, Golden State

2003-04 – Zach Randolph, Portland

2004-05 – Bobby Simmons, LA Clippers

2005-06 – Boris Diaw, Phoenix

2006-07 – Monta Ellis, Golden State

2007-08 – Hedo Türkoğlu, Orlando

2008-09 – Danny Granger, Indiana

 

2009-10 – Aaron Brooks, Houston

2010-11 – Kevin Love, Minnesota

2011-12 – Ryan Anderson, Orlando

2012-13 – Paul George, Indiana

2013-14 – Goran Dragić, Phoenix

2014-15 – Jimmy Butler, Chicago

2015-16 – CJ McCollum, Portland

2016-17 – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee

2017-18 – Victor Oladipo, Indiana

2018-19 – Pascal Siakam, Toronto

2019-20 – Brandon Ingram, New Orleans

2020-21 – Julius Randle, New York

 

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