Houston Rockets’ point guard Aaron Brooks was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player after he set new career highs in points, assists and rebounds. Brooks, who finished his third season this year, averaged just 11.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.0 rebounds last season. He stepped up for the Rockets this season and upped his averages to 19.6 points per game, 5.3 assists, and 2.6 rebounds. That is over 8 more points per game and 2 more assists, so you can see why he won the Most Improved Player Award. He also improved his field goal percentage, going from 40% last year to 43% this year. He was also one of the best three-point shooters in the game, shooting 40 % from behind the arc, over 3% better than last season. The Rockets needed someone to step up for them, abd Brooks did in a big way since they were without Yao Ming for the whole year and Tracy McGrady never worked out for them. Brooks led the Rockets to a winning record of 42-40, but it wasn’t enough to get the Rockets in the playoffs were every Western Conference playoff team one at least 50 games. Rockets’ fans should still be proud of the way Brooks and the rest of the club responded without a go-to guy to start the season. Brooks showed that he can be that guy for the Rockets and he was well deserving of the Most Improved Player Award.
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