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Celtics make case for Jae Crowder as Most Improved Player in NBA 04.08.16 at 7:41 pm ET
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Boston make their case for Jae Crowder as Most Improved Player in NBA. (Boston Celtics)

Boston make their case for Jae Crowder as Most Improved Player in NBA. (Boston Celtics)

Another home game, another public relations blitz from the Celtics. 

On Wednesday, the Celtics articulated their case for Isaiah Thomas on the All-NBA team.

This time, the Celtics are pushing Jae Crowder as the most improved player in the Association. 

To their argument, Crowder has set career highs in:

  • Points per game (14.5)
  • Assists per game (1.9)
  • Minutes per game (31.9)
  • 3-point FG percentage (34.1)
  • Rebounds per game (5.2)
  • Steals per game (1.8)
  • FG percentage (44.5) 
  • FT percentage (82.4)

Brad Stevens has maintained all season that Crowder has been one of, if not their best, versatile player, almost always drawing the opposing team’s best scorer. The Celtics have been able to win games, like Golden State, without him.

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Rondo receives votes for NBA’s Most Improved Player 04.22.10 at 2:40 pm ET
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Rajon Rondo 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 for 12th place with two first place and two third place votes. Brooks received 62 first place votes; Kevin Durant 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.

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