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Early Most Improved Player candidates in the NBA

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Anfernee Simons - Portland Trail Blazers

Drafted 24th overall in 2018, Simons was unable to be a regular part of Portland’s rotation as a rookie last season appearing in 20 games for a total of 141 minutes. He’s averaging 21.6 minutes a contest through 12 games in his sophomore season and has a scoring average of 11.8 (14.4 in his last seven outings). Blazers Edge of SB Nation recently spoke of how he can be a contender for the award at season’s end.

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