#6- D’Angelo Russel (Brooklyn Nets)
As with many Most Improved recipients, increased playing minutes is a big factor. For Russel, add that you’re now the centrepiece for an offence and success is surely to come. So far, Russel has looked incredibly comfortable in his new-role.
The issue Russel faces is the consistency. When he’s hot, he’s hot. When he’s not, he can be a hindrance on the court. It all depends on how well he can lead the Nets in the rebuild.