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Rondo receives votes for NBA’s Most Improved Player

Rajon Rondo [1] received two first place votes for the 2009-10 Most Improved Player Award presented by Kia Motors. The league announced Rockets guard Aaron Brooks as the recipient of the award on Thursday.

Rondo tied Wizards center Andray Blatche [2] for 12th place with two first place and two third place votes. Brooks received 62 first place votes; Kevin Durant [3] finished second with 17.

This regular season Rondo averaged 13.7 points, 9.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game, up from 11.9 points, 8.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.9 steals last season. He led the entire league in steals and the Eastern Conference in dimes (fourth overall). Rondo was named to his first All-Star team this year as well.