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NBA Most Improved Player Award

National Basketball Association awards and honors
Individual awards

The NBA's Most Improved Player Award is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given to the most improved player of the regular season. The winner is selected by a panel of sportswriters throughout the United States and Canada, each of whom casts a vote for first, second and third place selections. Each first-place vote is worth five points; each second-place vote is worth three points; and each third-place vote is worth one point. The player with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, wins the award.[1]

Since its inception, the award has been given to 29 different players. No player has ever won the award twice. The most recent winner was Boris Diaw, and Goran Dragić are the only award winners not born in the United States; all but Seikaly were also trained completely outside the U.S. (Seikaly played college basketball at Syracuse).

Only All-NBA Team in the same season.


  • Winners 1
  • Notes 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


A basketball player, wearing a white jersey inscribed with the word
Tracy McGrady won the award in the 2000–01 NBA season.

A basketball player, wearing a black jersey inscribed with the word
Kevin Love won the award in the 2010–11 NBA season.

A basketball player, wearing a blue jersey with the word
Ryan Anderson won the award in the 2011–12 season.

* Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
Season Player Position Nationality Team
1985–86 Robertson, AlvinAlvin Robertson Guard  United States San Antonio Spurs
1986–87 Ellis, DaleDale Ellis Guard/Forward  United States Seattle SuperSonics
1987–88 Duckworth, KevinKevin Duckworth Center  United States Portland Trail Blazers
1988–89 Johnson, KevinKevin Johnson Guard  United States Phoenix Suns
1989–90 Seikaly, RonyRony Seikaly[1] Center  United States Miami Heat
1990–91 Skiles, ScottScott Skiles Guard  United States Orlando Magic
1991–92 Ellison, PervisPervis Ellison Center/Forward  United States Washington Bullets
1992–93 Jackson, ChrisChris Jackson Guard  United States Denver Nuggets
1993–94 MacLean, DonDon MacLean Forward  United States Washington Bullets
1994–95 Barros, DanaDana Barros Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers
1995–96 Mureşan, GheorgheGheorghe Mureşan Center  Romania Washington Bullets
1996–97 Austin, IsaacIsaac Austin Center  United States Miami Heat
1997–98 Henderson, AlanAlan Henderson Forward  United States Atlanta Hawks
1998–99 Armstrong, DarrellDarrell Armstrong Guard  United States Orlando Magic
1999–00 Rose, JalenJalen Rose Guard/Forward  United States Indiana Pacers
2000–01 McGrady, TracyTracy McGrady Guard/Forward  United States Orlando Magic
2001–02 O'Neal, JermaineJermaine O'Neal Forward/Center  United States Indiana Pacers
2002–03 Arenas, GilbertGilbert Arenas Guard  United States Golden State Warriors
2003–04 Randolph, ZachZach Randolph* Forward  United States Portland Trail Blazers
2004–05 Simmons, BobbyBobby Simmons Guard/Forward  United States Los Angeles Clippers
2005–06 Diaw, BorisBoris Diaw* Forward  France Phoenix Suns
2006–07 Ellis, MontaMonta Ellis* Guard  United States Golden State Warriors
2007–08 Türkoğlu, HedoHedo Türkoğlu* Forward  Turkey Orlando Magic
2008–09 Granger, DannyDanny Granger* Forward  United States Indiana Pacers
2009–10 Brooks, AaronAaron Brooks* Guard  United States Houston Rockets
2010–11 Love, KevinKevin Love* Forward  United States Minnesota Timberwolves
2011–12 Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson* Forward  United States Orlando Magic
2012–13 George, PaulPaul George* Forward  United States Indiana Pacers
2013–14 Dragić, GoranGoran Dragić* Guard  Slovenia Phoenix Suns


  1. ^ Rony Seikaly was born in Lebanon and has dual citizenship in that country and the United States.[2][3] He represented the United States at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.[4]

See also


  • "Most Improved Player". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2008. 
  • "Most Improved Player Award Winners". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2008. 
  1. ^ "Golden State’s Ellis Wins 2006-07 NBA Most Improved Player Award". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 26, 2007. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Rony Seikaly". Retrieved November 18, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Rony Seikaly" (in Spanish).  
  4. ^ "All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster: S". USA Basketball. Retrieved November 18, 2008. 
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