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Jimmy Butler wins Most Improved Player award, Draymond Green finishes second

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Warriors' Green places second in NBA award balloting again.

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Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls has been named the 2014-15 NBA Most Improved Player per NBA.com's Official Release. The Bulls forward was selected in his first All-Star appearance and averaged career highs in scoring (20.0), rebounding (5.8) and assists (3.3) this year.

Butler received 92 first-place votes for 535 total points while runner-up Draymond Green garnered 11 first-place votes and 200 total points.

Golden State's Klay Thompson rounded out the top five in MIP voting with 42 total points.

Name / Team 1st (5 pts) 2nd (3 pts) 3rd (1 pt) TOTAL
Jimmy Butler (Chicago) 92 23 6 535
Draymond Green (Golden State) 11 43 16 200
Rudy Gobert (Utah) 12 32 33 189
Hassan Whiteside (Miami) 5 12 27 88
Klay Thompson (Golden State) 2 8 8 42
Anthony Davis (New Orleans) 4 2 1 27
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milw) 1 3 8 22
Donatas Motiejunas (Houston) -- 1 4 7
Dennis Schröder (Atlanta) -- 1 3 6
DeMarre Carroll (Atlanta) 1 -- -- 5
Tyler Zeller (Boston) 1 -- -- 5
DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento) -- 1 1 4
Khris Middleton (Milwaukee) -- -- 4 4
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland) -- -- 3 3
Victor Oladipo (Orlando) -- 1 -- 3
DeAndre Jordan (L.A. Clippers) -- 1 -- 3
Jae Crowder (Boston) -- 1 -- 3
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit) -- -- 2 2
Nikola Vucevic (Orlando) -- -- 2 2
Robert Covington (Philadelphia) -- -- 1 1
Tyreke Evans (New Orleans) -- -- 1 1
Derrick Favors (Utah) -- -- 1 1
Marc Gasol (Memphis) -- -- 1 1
Tobias Harris (Orlando) -- -- 1 1
Gordon Hayward (Utah) -- -- 1 1
George Hill (Indiana) -- -- 1 1
Enes Kanter (Oklahoma City) -- -- 1 1
Brandon Knight (Phoenix) -- -- 1 1
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio) -- -- 1 1
Meyers Leonard (Portland) -- -- 1 1

2014-15 NBA Most Improved Player Results via NBA.com's Official Release