NBA Development League Most Improved Player Award
|NBA Development League awards and honors|
The NBA Development League Most Improved Player is an annual NBA Development League (D-League) award given since the 2009–10 season. The award honors the player who demonstrated the most significant improvement over the course of the regular season. The league's head coaches determine the award by voting and it is usually presented to the honoree during the D-League playoffs.
No player has been named the Most Improved Player more than once, and no international player has won the award. Mildon Ambres was the inaugural winner while playing for the Idaho Stampede. By position, guards have dominated the award, having won every year since its inception.
|2009–10||Ambres, MildonMildon Ambres||Guard||United States||Idaho Stampede|
|2010–11||Tucker, DarDar Tucker||Guard||United States||New Mexico Thunderbirds|
|2011–12||Hayes, KennyKenny Hayes||Guard||United States||Maine Red Claws|
|2012–13||Jones, CameronCameron Jones||Guard||United States||Santa Cruz Warriors|
|2013–14||Gaines, FrankFrank Gaines||Guard||United States||Maine Red Claws|
|2014–15||Jackson, JoeJoe Jackson||Guard||United States||Bakersfield Jam|
|2015–16||Toupane, AxelAxel Toupane||Guard||France||Raptors 905|
- "New Mexico's Dar Tucker Named Most Improved Player". NBA.com. April 15, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
- "Joe Jackson Named 2015 NBA Development League Most Improved Player". NBA.com. April 16, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Idaho's Mildon Ambres Named NBA D-League Most Improved Player". NBA.com. April 15, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- D-League Most Improved Player Award Winners at basketball-reference.com