NBA Development League Impact Player of the Year Award

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The NBA Development League Impact Player of the Year is an annual NBA Development League (D-League) award given since the 2007–08 season to the player who joined the D-League mid-season and made the greatest contribution to his team's success following that acquisition. The league's head coaches determine the award by voting and it is usually presented to the honoree during the D-League playoffs.[1][2]

While no player has won Impact Player of the Year more than once, two international players have won the award: Ike Diogu of Nigeria in 2014, and John Holland of Puerto Rico in 2017. Morris Almond was the inaugural winner while playing for the Utah Flash.[3] By position, forwards have won the award five times, followed by guards with four. Only one center has won, Brian Butch in 2009–10.


Season Player Position Nationality Team
2007–08 Almond, MorrisMorris Almond Guard  United States Utah Flash
2008–09 Gill, EddieEddie Gill Guard  United States Colorado 14ers
2009–10 Butch, BrianBrian Butch Center  United States Bakersfield Jam
2010–11 Adrien, JeffJeff Adrien Forward  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011–12 Dawson, EricEric Dawson Forward  United States Austin Toros
2012–13 Butler, RasualRasual Butler Forward  United States Tulsa 66ers
2013–14 Diogu, IkeIke Diogu Forward  Nigeria/
 United States
Bakersfield Jam
2014–15 McNeal, JerelJerel McNeal Guard  United States Bakersfield Jam
2015–16 Gomes, RyanRyan Gomes Forward  United States Los Angeles D-Fenders
2016–17 Holland, JohnJohn Holland Guard  United States/
 Puerto Rico
Canton Charge


  1. ^ "Jam Guard Jerel McNeal Named 2015 NBA Development League Impact Player of the Year". April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ryan Gomes Named 2015-16 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year". April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Morris Almond Earns Inaugural Impact Player of the Year Award". April 12, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 

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