The NBA announced on Thursday to no great surprise that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was named the winner of the NBA Most Improved Player Award. In another very bleak season for T-Wolves fans Love gave them something to cheer for and get excited about. The forward led the Association in rebounds averaging 15.2 per contest as well as averaging 20.2 points, 2.5 assists and had 64 double-doubles in the campaign. Love who completed his third season in the NBA earlier this month was also named to his first All-Star team.
The Minnesota forward dwarfed his competition in the balloting as he received 400 points more than twice as many points as second place finisher Portland Trail Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge who wound up with 157 points. Rounding out the top five in the voting was Dorrell Wright from the Warriors, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose and New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries.