NBA Development League Impact Player of the Year Award
|NBA Development League awards and honors|
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.
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. By position, forwards have won the award five times, followed by guards with four. Only one center has won, Brian Butch in 2009–10.
|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/
|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/
- "Jam Guard Jerel McNeal Named 2015 NBA Development League Impact Player of the Year". NBA.com. April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- "Ryan Gomes Named 2015-16 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year". NBA.com. April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- "Morris Almond Earns Inaugural Impact Player of the Year Award". NBA.com. April 12, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- D-League Impact Player of the Year Award Winners at basketball-reference.com