NBA Development League Most Improved Player Award

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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.[1] The league's head coaches determine the award by voting and it is usually presented to the honoree during the D-League playoffs.[2]

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.[3] By position, guards have dominated the award, having won every year since its inception.


Season Player Position Nationality Team
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

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  1. ^ "New Mexico's Dar Tucker Named Most Improved Player". April 15, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Joe Jackson Named 2015 NBA Development League Most Improved Player". April 16, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Idaho's Mildon Ambres Named NBA D-League Most Improved Player". April 15, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 

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