doesn't seem like that was much of an improvement compared to. more or less more production due to minutes given, but thats pretty much everyone
Like most of these individual awards, how your team does plays a part. George's improved production may not be better than anyone else's, but he became leader of a team that is a 3 seed and the guy he took the leadership role from is considered an All Star level player even though he hasn't played like one in a while. Vasquez stepped up his game and lead the Hornets to #5 in the Lottery.
Anderson improved a good bit across two seasons, then they gave it. It seems to me the scope is not limited to the year in which it was given, or prior improvement is factored in more than hard data on improvement in certain objective categories.
No need to congratulate for a meaningless award (especially when we don't for coming in second in a meaningful game), but who is tearing anyone down? I just parsed the data. Others bashed him, saying he wasn't even fifth or whatever. I also noted, and it was supported, that the recipient often is not who made the most progress this year.
Things may be a little better here if less negativity is assigned to my posts with no reason.