The annual NBA awards are being handed out and today we learned that Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic has been maned the league’s Most Improved Player. The award comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone who followed the NBA for even five minutes this season.
You really couldn’t go anywhere without hearing Dragic’s name and that’s saying something considering the Suns started out the season projected as a top lottery pick. But thanks to Dragic’s play, there was a fire lit under the Phoenix that ignited the Suns on a wild season of surprise success.
Dragic was snubbed of an All-Star spot and the team ultimately fell a game short of the postseason but the foundation has been laid for another great season in 2014-15 and Dragic has helped put the Suns back on the map.
There is plenty of work to be done, but it’s nice to see that the Suns’ miraculous season was honored in some way. It was truly a cinderella story and watching Dragic rise from the ashes and carrying the Suns with him was one of the best stories in the NBA this year.