Orlando Magic center Nik Vucevic finished fourth in the voting for the NBA’s 2012-13 Most Improved Player Award, trailing only winner Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, runner-up Greivis Vasquez of the New Orleans Pelicans and Larry Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks.

League officials announced the results Tuesday morning.

Players received five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

George was awarded 52 first-place votes and finished with 311 points. Vasquez received 13 first-place votes and compiled 146 points. Sanders had 10 first-place votes and totaled 141 points.

Vucevic received 10 first-place votes and had 109 points. Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday placed fifth, with 10 first-place votes and 102 points.

In his first season with the Magic, Vucevic scored 13.1 points per game and finished second in the NBA in rebounding, averaging 11.9 boards per game.

He ranked third in double-doubles, with 46.

“I’m pretty satisfied with the season I had,” Vucevic said after the Magic's season ended. “The thing that I liked that I did this year is that I’ve gotten better as each month of the season went on, and I’ve stayed consistent. I was lucky to stay healthy for the most part except for a couple of games.

“I just got to keep getting better. My goal is to be one of the best centers in the NBA. I think I can do that. I’ve just got to keep working hard, keep building myself. Then, next year, I’ve got to build on that that and do stuff to get my team more wins.”