The NBA announced today that Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic has been awarded the 2013-14 Most Improved Player.
Not only did the Slovenian help his franchise improve by an incredible 23 wins this season but he also set career highs in scoring and field goal percentage with 20.3 points per game at .505 FG%.
The annual award is presented to a player in the NBA who has made a significant improvement from the previous campaign, not only does this award gratify the transition the 27-year-old Dragic has made but it is also an acknowledgement of the Suns improvement as a team.
Dragic received 65 of the 126 available first place votes, the votes were cast by a panel made up of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.
Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers finished runner up and he also picked up 13 first place votes.
Unfortunately for Dragic and the Suns they did not make the playoffs despite a valiant and courageous effort throughout the regular season but the announcement of the award further enhances the upward ascent that the franchise is on.