Who's the most improved player in the NBA?
Over the course of the entire season, it's tough to say. There are a dozen strong candidates. But this March alone, the clear answer is Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough. The Celtics will face the challenge of containing Psycho T on Wednesday night as they host the Pacers at the TD Garden.
Hansbrough was recently moved into the starting lineup in March, replacing Josh McRoberts at power forward under coach Frank Vogel. In four starts this month, he's averaged 25 points and seven rebounds. The Pacers are 2-2 with a pair of wins over the Knicks.
Hansbrough's a high-energy player who can create his own shot and dominate down low. But in Kevin Garnett, he's drawn a very difficult matchup for Wednesday night.
Here's the lineup card for C's-Pacers:
Rajon Rondo, PG
Ray Allen, SG
Paul Pierce, SF
Kevin Garnett, PF
Nenad Krstic, C
Darren Collison, PG
Paul George, SG
Danny Granger, SF
Tyler Hansbrough, PF
Roy Hibbert, C