Miles Plumlee, Phoenix Suns: Plumlee did not quite finish off his season as well as he would have liked. The big man averaged 5.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the Suns’ last eight games, as they lost the eighth seed in the West to the Grizzlies. Still, Plumlee had an exceptional year by his standards and was a key cog in the Suns’ surprising playoff push. Plumlee’s strong and consistent play should earn him a spot on some ballots for the Most Improved Player award.
Mason Plumlee, Brooklyn Nets: The second of the “Plum-dog Millionares” ended his season on an absolute tear, averaging 13.7 points and 7.2 rebounds during his final six games. He also made one of the plays of the year with this monstrous game-saving block on an attempted Lebron James throw-down.