#9 Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets)
From Magic Gordon to Rocket Gordon. After being named the best 6th Man last year, Gordon has started the season making a case for a Most Improved trophy as well. Should he do this, he would become the first player in history to have won both awards.
However, while he may have the stats and the explosive start to support him, it is unlikely that he will see this continue in the long run. After all, Gordon has been the starting shooting guard for the Rockets since Paul has been out with an injury. When Paul returns, Gordon will be forced back onto the bench where his minutes will decrease. Unless CP3 is willing to sit idle on the bench, Gordon just may not play enough minutes to snatch the award.