NBA G League Most Improved Player Award
The NBA G League Most Improved Player is an annual NBA G League (previously known D-League or Development 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 playoffs.
No player has been named the Most Improved Player more than once. By position, guards have dominated the award, having won in all but one year since its inception. Mildon Ambres was the inaugural winner while playing for the Idaho Stampede.
|2009–10||Mildon Ambres||Guard||United States||Idaho Stampede|
|2010–11||Dar Tucker||Guard||United States||New Mexico Thunderbirds|
|2011–12||Kenny Hayes||Guard||United States||Maine Red Claws|
|2012–13||Cameron Jones||Guard||United States||Santa Cruz Warriors|
|2013–14||Frank Gaines||Guard||United States||Maine Red Claws|
|2014–15||Joe Jackson||Guard||United States||Bakersfield Jam|
|2015–16||Axel Toupane||Guard||France||Raptors 905|
|2016–17||Devondrick Walker||Guard||United States||Delaware 87ers|
|2017–18||DeQuan Jones||Forward||United States||Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
|2018–19||Michael Frazier||Guard||United States||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
- "New Mexico's Dar Tucker Named Most Improved Player". NBA.com. April 15, 2011. Archived from the original on May 24, 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. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- "Rio Grande Valley's Michael Frazier Named 2018-19 NBA G League Most Improved Player". G League. March 27, 2019.
- D-League Most Improved Player Award Winners at basketball-reference.com