Every year there is a group of distinguished players who exceed expectations. Whether the cause is an increase in minutes, new coach, positive attitude or a newfound maturity in their game, the new NBA season ushers in the next batch of breakout stars.
Last year, Kevin Love became the breakout athlete of the year, as he was awarded not only his first All-Star appearance but also the NBA Most Improved Player Award. Sure, this year's candidates aren't nearly as talented as Love, but this group of players is nothing to scoff at.
So, without further ado, here is the All-NBA Most Improved squad.