Leading the Suns to one of the most surprising rises in the league this season, Phoenix guard Goran Dragic has been voted the NBA’s 2013-14 Most Improved Player.

Dragic powered the Suns to a 23-win improvement (48-34) from the year before, averaging a career-best 20.3 points to go along with 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds. Known for his fearlessness when driving to the rim and his sharpshooting, Dragic took his games to new heights in 2013-14. He averaged almost seven more points per game than the year before and shot career bests from the field (50.5 percent) and three-point range (40.8). His Player Efficiency Rating (21.4) topped 20 for the first time and he established himself as one of the best point guards in the league, ranking in the top 20 overall in points, assists, PER and True Shooting Percentage.

Dragic (408 points, 65-first-place votes), beat out Indiana’s Lance Stephenson (158, 13) and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis (155, 16) for the hardware.