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Ryan Anderson Will Be Named NBA Most Improved Player, According To Report

Ryan Anderson became a real threat this year, and the NBA has decided to reward him their Most Improved Player award.

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The Orlando Magic had to go through a very difficult season this year with all of the drama surrounding Dwight Howard, but there was a silver lining. The emergence of Ryan Anderson as a legitimate threat from the outside and a very real threat next to Dwight Howard. As a result, the NBA is prepared to award him the Most Improved Player award in a press conference that will take place on Friday afternoon.

This was Anderson's fourth year in the NBA and his third with the Magic. He averaged 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game this year, up from 10.6 and 5.5 in the 2010-11 season. He also made nearly 40% of his nearly seven three point attempts per game, making him the most prolific shooter from beyond the arc in the NBA.

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