Paul George: 2010, Round 1, Pick #10
Are you noticing how many of these players ended up winning the Most Improved Player award? Paul George was not particularly well known out of Fresno State, but America got to know him in a hurry after repeated playoff runs with the Pacers against LeBron James and the Heat.
Now PG is in Oklahoma City and has progressed even further, a finalist in this year’s MVP race and a worthy member of this year’s All Defense team. He’s now one of the league’s best two way players.
Notable Achievement: 5x All NBA, 6x All Star, 4x All Defense, 2013 Most Improved Player