PBT Podcast: Which peaking players have improved most during their NBA careers?

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Bulls guard Zach LaVine
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David Thorpe of TrueHoop is NBA media’s foremost expert on player of development.

So, he was the perfect person for discussing my new concoction – Utmost Improved Player.

Utmost Improved Player honors the player who has improved the most since his rookie season. The only ground rule: He must be having a career year.

On the latest PBT Podcast, Thorpe and I discuss our top five UIP candidates (I wrote about my top 10 here):