Paul George to Take Most Improved Player Award April 23, 2013 14:43

The awards for the 2012/13 NBA season keep on rolling, as it's now been announced that Paul George, of the Indiana Pacers, will receive the Most Improved Player Award.

George had really made a go of things this season, and has hugely benefited from the absence of Danny Granger in the lineup. George has averaged 17.4 points per game, 7.6 rebounds and 4.1 assist, which is an increase of more than 5 points per game, 2 rebounds a game, and nearly 2 assist per game, on his previous stats.

Previous Pacers to win the award in recent history have been Jalen Rose in 2000, and Jermaine O'Neal in 2002.

George has already been instrumental in the success of his team in the playoffs, as they take on the Atlanta Hawks in the first round. George got a triple-double in the game at the weekend, scoring 23 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and dishing out 12 assists.

Playoff triple-doubles can be hard to come by, so if that's not a sign of someone who's really trying to improve their game, then I don't know what it.