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Updated Apr 23, 2014 - 9:00 am

Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic named NBA's Most Improved Player

The Phoenix Suns' surprising 2013-14 season didn't end in a playoff appearance, but for Goran Dragic, it ended with some accolades from the NBA.

Dragic won the Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, given annually to the player who has made a significant improvement from the previous season.

The 27-year-old Slovenian point guard averaged a career-high 20.3 points per game, up from his 2012-13 average of 14.7.

Dragic also averaged 5.9 assists per game and established new career highs in field goal percentage (.505) and three-point percentage (.408) for the Suns, who improved their win total from 25 to 48 this season.

In winning the award, Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 of 126 first place votes. Lance Stephenson of Indiana and New Orleans' Anthony Davis finished second and third, respectively.

Suns guard Gerald Green finished fourth in the voting, while forward Markieff Morris finished tied for tenth.

Dragic is the third Suns player to win the award, joining Kevin Johnson (1988-89) and Boris Diaw (2005-06).

Player, Team1st2nd3rdTotal
Goran Dragic, Suns65288408
Lance Stephenson, Pacers132421158
Anthony Davis, Pelicans162112155
Gerald Green, Suns16716117
DeAndre Jordan, Clippers413766
Kyle Lowery, Raptors28943
Blake Griffin, Clippers61639
DeMar DeRozan, Raptors141128
Patty Mills, Spurs04214
Markieff Morris, Suns11513
Isaiah Thomas, Kings03413
Shaun Livingston, Nets02511
D.J. Augustin, Bulls1049
Reggie Jackson, Thunder0158
Robin Lopez, Trail Blazers0136
Klay Thompson, Warriors0206
DeMarcus Cousins, Kings0125
Kevin Durant, Thunder1005
Al Jefferson, Bobcats0114
Bradley Beal, Wizards0103
Mike Conley, Grizzlies0103
Andre Drummond, Pistons0103
Taj Gibson, Bulls0103
LeBron James, Heat0103
Terrence Jones, Rockets0103
Jodie Meeks, LA Lakers0103
LaMarcus Aldridge, Trail Blazers0011
Alec Burks, Jazz0011
Paul Millsap, Hawks0011
Chandler Parsons, Rockets0011
John Wall, Wizards0010

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