Each team's best chance at winning an award this season

Each team's best chance at winning an award this season

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CHICAGO BULLS

ZACH LAVINE, MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

Explosive with a respectable three-point stroke, Zach LaVine catches a lot of flak among basketball media and aficionados for his pricey contract, inefficiency as a scorer and lack of effort defensively. But still just 23 years old, there’s time for LaVine to change the narrative and live up to the $78 million the Chicago Bulls owe him over the four years. If the UCLA product can just hone his game and provide more two-way impact, there’s no reason to believe he can’t make a push for Most Improved Player – he’s that naturally talented.

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