Warriors' Wright third in NBA Most Improved voting

Warriors' Wright third in NBA Most Improved voting
April 21, 2011, 9:05 pm
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Warriors swingman Dorell Wright capped a career-best season by finishing third in the voting for the NBA's Most Improved Player. Kevin Love finished first.

Minnesota's Love set career highs of 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds per game, and recorded the NBA's first 30 point30 rebound game since 1982.

LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers finished second. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third place vote received.

Wright made 194 3-point shots, which led the NBA and set a franchise record for most 3s made in a season. Wright also became the first player to score more points in his seventh season than the previous six combined.

Wright finished with averages of 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3 assists per game.