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CJ McCollum wins NBA Most Improved Player Award

Portland's CJ McCollum wins the NBA's Most Improved Player Award in a dominating victory.

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

It's official: The Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum is the winner of the NBA's Kia Most Improved Player Award.

In a runaway victory, McCollum netted 559 points after voting, including 101 first place votes. Kemba Walker finished second in the voting, with Giannis Antetokounmpo rounding out the top three.

In his third season in the league, McCollum had a career year, posting career-highs in nearly every statistical category. His 20.8 points per game was good for 18th in the NBA in just under 35 minutes per game, and a 14 PPG increase from the previous season. McCollum played in 80 regular season games and started in every one of them for the Trail Blazers.

Here are the full voting results in a PDF.

You can watch the full press conference, here.

McCollum joins Zach Randolph (2004) and Kevin Duckworth (1988) as Trail Blazers to have won the award.