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.
Blazers guard CJ McCollum wins NBA Most Improved Player award. Results below: pic.twitter.com/YmCLNRP9JO— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) April 22, 2016
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.
McCollum joins Zach Randolph (2004) and Kevin Duckworth (1988) as Trail Blazers to have won the award.