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Here's where Jaylen Brown finished in Most Improved Player voting

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Jaylen Brown took another leap in his development during Year 5 of his NBA career.

The Boston Celtics wing earned his first All-Star nod and finished with career highs in points per game (24.7), field goal percentage (48.4%), and 3-point percentage (39.7%). The best part is at 24 years old, there's still plenty of room for improvement.

Brown's improvement in 2020-21 was recognized in the NBA Most Improved Player voting results. He finished sixth with seven third-place votes and one second-place vote for a total of 10 points.

Julius Randle won the award almost unanimously. The New York Knicks forward earned 98 first-place votes out of 100. Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant finished second with the other two first-place votes. Christian Wood of the Houston Rockets and Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Brown underwent surgery on his left wrist earlier this month and was forced to miss the remainder of the Celtics' season.