Making strides to improve is what fuels the NBA—the will to get better, the desire to compete. Every year there are a few players who stand out among a crowd of players who have improved over the year.
But only one can win the award.
Aaron Brooks was selected last year for his efforts, and here's a look at who has one the award in the past decade:
As you can see, some pretty good players stem from winning this award. Keep that in mind as you look through my list of the most likely candidates to win the award next year.