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Anthony Lamb Earns 2020-21 NBA G League Most Improved Player of the Year Award

March 18, 2021 - NBA G League (G League) - Rio Grande Valley Vipers News Release


EDINBURG, Texas - The NBA G League announced today that Houston Rockets two-way player, Anthony Lamb has been named the 2020-21 NBA G League Most Improved Player of the Year Award, which honors the player who demonstrated the most significant improvement during the regular season. Lamb is the second Rio Grande Valley Viper that has received this award.

"Anthony is incredibly deserving of this award. He was a driving force behind the Vipers' strong finish to the year," said Travis Stockbridge, Vipers General Manager. "His ability to seamlessly join our roster and immediately contribute speaks to his work ethic, professionalism, and talent. We look forward to seeing his continued improvement as he takes the next steps in his career. He is the ultimate G League success story - a player who worked hard on his game and took advantage of his opportunity to earn a Call Up."

Lamb (6-6, 227) earned a two-way deal with Houston after the Vipers season concluded. He was initially acquired by RGV from Canton Charge and started in six games for the Vipers averaging 18.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in 33.8 minutes of action. The 6-6-foot forward also played the center role with the Vipers and recorded two double-doubles, most recently on Mar. 5 versus Santa Cruz Warriors he totaled 24 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals.

The first matchup with RGV on Feb. 25, Lamb posted a career-high of 32 points, 12 rebounds and contributed four assists, three steals and a lone block while shooting 63.2% from the field.

Throughout the regular season, Lamb shot 56.0% from the field and 41.9% from beyond the arc.

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