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Monday, April 6, 2020

Spencer Dinwiddie says Devonte’ Graham should win Most Improved Player, not him

Spencer Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie is gaining some serious buzz for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award, but he has a better candidate in mind.

The Brooklyn Nets guard took to Twitter this weekend to thank fans for their support before saying that Charlotte Hornets counterpart Devonte’ Graham should win the award instead.

Dinwiddie, who is in his sixth NBA season, has emerged as the leader of the Nets in Kyrie Irving’s continued absence and is averaging career-highs in both points (22.7) and assists per game (6.2). He has also now posted three straight games of 30 points or more.

The second-year guard Graham, meanwhile, has filled a similar role for Charlotte after Kemba Walker’s exit, putting up 19.3 points and 7.5 assists a game after managing just 4.7 points and 2.6 assists per game as a rookie.

Some equally deserving candidates are lurking elsewhere in the East, but there will obviously be no shortage of MIP options to choose from this season.

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