Ryan Anderson still gets overlooked in opponent gameplans. No matter how many 20-plus point, 3-point barrages he puts up, teams invariably leave him open and Anderson invariably finds a way to get himself involved on the offensive end.
He may very well win the NBA's Most Improved Player Award. As a young player given the chance to shine, he fits the archetype of players who win the thing. And he is a very worthy candidate.
Anderson has taken to the starting role and blossomed -- averaging a career-best 15.9 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game while shooting a career-best 41.5 percent from the beyond the arc. Anderson has been a pleasant surprise, picking up way more of the slack than he was expected to while veterans Jason Richardson, Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu have taken turns struggling this season. Anderson has scored more than 20 points 15 times this season. He had accomplished that feat just nine times in his previous three seasons.
More than that, Anderso...