After finishing fifth in the voting for the Defensive Player of the Year, Rajon Rondo has now tied for 12th in the Most Improved Player Award voting (tied with Andray Blatche). Rondo received two first-place votes and a third-place vote. Aaron Brooks won the award.
The problem with the Most Improved Player is that there is no real criteria for choosing it. Should you vote for a rising star who makes the next leap? A star who tightened up his game to become a superstar? A young buck who went from miserable to decent?
But no matter what the criteria is, I think we can all unanimously agree that Ben Wallace, in the year 2010, should never be mentioned in the same sentence as “Most Improved.” We all agree, that is, except for the one voter who gave him a third-place vote.