Royce Young, Daily Thunder: Greg Monroe. Jeremy Lin certainly is the breakout player of the year, but I don’t think you can hand an award to a guy that played only 35 games. In terms of who improved the most, I think it’s Monroe, who has quietly evolved into one of the most dynamic, versatile bigs in the league.
Monroe will certainly receive consideration for the award, and as Jeremy Lin – my choice in the picks – continues to miss games, Monroe will become more and more deserving of actually winning it. But it’s a wide field, including Nikola Pekovic and Danny Green, who also received votes in our picks.
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