Siakam named NBA's Most Improved Player
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Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam has some additional hardware to place next to his championship ring after being named the NBA's Most Improved Player on Monday night.

Siakam became the first Raptors player to win the award. He's also the sixth international player, and first ever from Africa, to do so.

The 6-foot-9 star made significant strides this past season while earning his starting role for Toronto, often being used as the second offensive option behind Kawhi Leonard for the newly crowned Larry O'Brien Trophy winners.

He won the Most Improved Player Award over Brooklyn Nets All-Star D'Angelo Russell and Sacramento Kings sophomore De'Aaron Fox.

Year PTS REB AST FG% 3P%
2017-18 7.3 4.5 2.0 50.8 22.0
2018-19 16.9 6.9 3.1 54.9 36.9
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