Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix picks Greg Monroe as his most improved player

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:

Detroit’s Monroe has led his team in scoring and rebounding 16 times this season; the five guys who have done that more are All-Stars. He’s an offensive rebounding machine whose scoring has jumped by 6.1 points since last season. Pekovic was a human foul in his first season before emerging as a steady player this year. Anderson, the new prototype “stretch four,” made the most of his contract season.

I’m really happy to see this. There are plenty of good candidates for this award, and Monroe is one of them. But I really don’t want to see a repeat of last year when media/award voters paid no attention to Detroit and completely missed on Monroe in all of the rookie awards voting.

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