Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  24 responses

Derrick Rose a Fan of the ‘Derrick Rose Rule’

DRose enjoys two things about the new CBA wrinkle: the reigning MVP will get to cash in on it, and it’s named after him. From CSN Chicago (via SLAM writer Aggrey Sam): “When I spoke to Derrick Rose at his alma mater, Simeon Career Academy, one thing I had to ask the youngest MVP in league history about was the so-called ‘Derrick Rose rule.’ ‘It’s unbelievable,’ Rose [said]. The rule, I guess it fits me, for what I achieved at a young age and hopefully, there will be a couple more people like me.’ For those who may be unfamiliar, one of the stipulations the players argued for in the tentative settlement agreement with the league was rewarding young players who outperform their rookie contracts, hence the rule’s nickname. The new deal will allow rookies to get paid up to 30 percent of their team’s salary cap on their second contract by reaching one of a few incentives, such as being an All-Star Game starter twice in heir first four seasons, making an All-NBA team or in Rose’s case, winning the league’s MVP award.”

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  • http://shinefluid@aol.com yada

    in 3 years he’s made a helluva mark

  • AMPduppp

    Huge fan of this, and I’d like to see it extended to regular contracts as well. Owners lost money because they overpaid for players who didn’t perform, so why not offer lesser contracts with bonuses tied to All-Star nods, MVP selections, and all that stuff

  • Sparty’s Law

    Will a player be overlooked for the MVP award if he’s surrounded by “co-stars” … #DROSE 2012 MVP sky’s the limit..he’s only 23 and is already up there! Enough said.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I like the rule but don’t you think this is going to make a whole lot of rookies want to be the Hero of their team?

  • Mariano

    @niQ At last this would stop players from joining to make super teams

  • http://theurbangriot.com The NUPE

    Good rule, I like the idea of players getting rewarded for performance. I don’t think all star games should be counted since that’s not about performance as much as popularity. But making an all nba team or mvp, that makes total sense.

  • LA Huey

    NUPE, even undeserving All-Stars move units.

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  • http://theurbangriot.com The NUPE

    LA Huey, I don’t disagree, to me it should be more a matter of performance versus popularity. I acutally see this in reverse where some rookie year players won’t get the recognition through an all star appearance because either they are in a small market w/o the national televised games, so these guys often don’t get the votes. Also, the guys that play the same position as a fan favorite or a guy who get’s the all-star bid because of career numbers, not the season. Guys like Duncan who will continue to get all-star votes although his production is not what it was. A better example may be a guy like Iverson who got the bid his last year in the league when he clearly didn’t deserve it. T-Mac got a bid when he hadn’t even logged that many minutes. The reason for the rule was about performance so I’d rather see something other than all star games be the measure. Maybe something like rookie contract guys that fall into the top 10 mix of pts/rebs/ast for their position. Or some other specific metric. Not saying any system is perfect, but if performance is suppose to be the key, then make sure it’s actual performance that’s being measured and recognized.

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  • LA Huey

    That “haha” was meant for UCL’s comment.
    NUPE, I don’t see why both can’t factor into it. I think a reason for the rule was about rewarding players for outperforming their contracts. If Ricky Rubio puts up Steph Curry numbers but his popularity gets him in an All-Star game (unlikely, I know), why should he not be paid like other All-Stars? He might not be putting tallys in the win column but he’s obviously putting butts in seats and cash in registers, right? And if we look at the language (“being an All-Star Game starter twice in their first four seasons”), outside of Yao, who has been voted in like that so young? And Yao was still worth the money based on the ratings he brought and merch he helped sell.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The NUPE

    ^I just don’t think all star game starts is a fair or good measure of performance. Some guys will get ‘shafted’ from a starting role, not because they were not better, but because someone got more votes (legacy players). The better player should be the one to get paid, not the biggest vote getter. I agree, it’s hard to find somone who started in the all star game 2 out of their first 4 years and that’s the point. Guys who deserve the money based on performance still won’t be getting it. To your point the guys who put butts in seats and sell tickets and help ratings do help increase revenue and if this rule was about players that generate revenue, then I’m all for all-star votes and jersey sales being measured.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Yeah, i think they chose All-Star starter because that relates to your popularity, and the fact that you probably put butts in the seats and eyes on the tube.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I think the rule is about rewarding rookies who make their teams money and who play well.
    Obviously, the all-NBA part is about performance, the All-Star part is about popularity and the MVP is a combination of both.

  • ab40

    if you want a missed shot or a player to blow by and score ask Derrick Rose such an amazing mesmerizing player who can’t shoot, makes his team worse on D when he’s in the game, get’s frustrated if what he does against a player like teauge doesn’t work against a lebron and who wins the MVP award but is the 3rd best point in the L and the 7th pure point and not in the conversation for best scorer, passer or leader in the L. Let’s give him more money. He’ll be all nba 2nd or 3rd team this year. If Dwight can keep his head straight this year he’ll be it.

  • Enigmatic

    Still don’t see why cats feel the need to clown Rose over the SAT thing.
    Dude’s a baller, not a scholar.
    Y’all can keep blaming him, I’ma keep blaming that stupid one and done rule.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    UCL probably some broke bum, so he is in no position to diss someone, because you probably took all your test but where has that gotten you?

  • Chukaz

    I think popularity is more important than performance. I would be more willing to pay good money to watch Demar DeRozan play than to watch Kevin Martin play. I don’t care if any PF in the L puts us better numbers than Griffin, I’d rather watch Blake Griffin, which makes Griffin more valuable.

  • LA Huey

    Rose has his flaws but if you’re saying he’s anything short of an amazing player, you’re excusing yourself from being taken seriously. And I dislike the Bulls almost as much as I HATE the Lakers

  • @Deknowz

    D-Rose, I salute you.

  • Cizzo

    The Rose of the Midwest…..

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I thought that SAT joke was funny, to be real.
    Just like I think the term “student-athlete” is hilarious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    What a great rule that would reward the younger guys that put in some hard work and maybe just maybe be deserving of a little raise… I actually salute the owners for agreeing to this.

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