It wasn't the regular season that many of us expected, but given the circumstances, an impressive late-season run and another near-playoff miss could serve to provide a sturdy foundation for the future. But now that it's over, it's time to hand out awards. In this case, you get to vote on who wins. We'll have a different award to hand out each day, so keep checking in. Feel free to discuss your reasoning for making a particular vote in the comments.
We begin with the Most Improved Player award. Keep in mind: A) The only Rockets eligible to receive the award are those who have played with the team from the 10-11 season's start to finish, so if you were pushing to revive Terrence Williams' morale with a blog award, think again. Also, B) The award gauges improvement from THIS SEASON ONLY.
Have at it. Spread the word. Let's get as many votes on this as we can.
Who was the Rockets' most improved player of the 2010-2011 season?
Kyle Lowry: Got the starting gig and never looked back. (696 votes)
Patrick Patterson: Developed faster than most expected. (79 votes)
Chase Budinger: Could have fallen off, but bounced back for a solid second half. (34 votes)
Chuck Hayes: Stepped up big in his contract year. (188 votes)
997 total votes