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Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  13 responses

‘Derrick Rose Rule’ to Benefit Young NBA Superstars


One of the key victories for the players’ side in the NBA lockout is the so-called Derrick Rose Rule, where younger players can demand more money from their teams based on performance. From the NY Times: “Derrick Rose rule: Young superstars (those with less than six years of experience) negotiating a so-called ‘max’ contract may now be eligible to earn 30 percent of the salary cap, instead of 25 percent. To gain that right, a player must earn All-N.B.A. honors (first, second or third team) twice or be voted an All-Star Game starter twice or be named most valuable player. Rose, who was named the 2010-11 M.V.P. as a third-year player for the Bulls, will be among the first to take advantage of the new rule. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant may be eligible because the extension he signed in 2010 has not yet taken effect. Under N.B.A. rules, a max contract is tied to league formulas, not a specific dollar amount. Durant could ask the Thunder for the extra 5 percent once the league reopens for business.”

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  • Byebye

    Lucky

  • Overtime

    So Blake will more than likely get this. Wall could potentially get a third team vote. Rondo’s got it. Has LaMarcus Alridge made a 3rd team yet? can’t think off top of my head

  • ENDS

    wow. a pretty big deal right there

  • Overtime

    Checking it, yes he has, so if he does again this year he can claim the extra. (or is the deadline the beginning of their 6th year?)
    Chuck in Westbrook too

  • http://nba.com GP23

    ..and Brandon Roy

  • http://www.gil1906.com Pve_2

    This is very good rule change. Now younger stars can get their due without waiting as long.

  • Zabbah

    And they won’t have to ditch their old teams just to get their due, like Carlos Boozer, one example out of many. Although I hate to use the term “getting their dues” and “Carlos Boozer in the same sentence anymore.

  • LA Huey

    Good to see that. However, it would have been nice to see a provision that brings someone down from max money if they fail to continue All-Star/All-NBA status. But very happy to see that great young players will be rewarded.

  • Jono

    So with all these clauses etc, Melo would still have left the Nuggets. SMH…

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/a-quick-guide-to-the-issues-of-the-nba-lockout/2011/10/11/gIQAon1ZbL_story.html unf*ckwitable

    Nice for the players.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    This is nice for a minimum amount of guys. Man the NBA knows how to spin the lockout to look like they made big concessions. They basically took everything they wanted from the players, except instead of taking an extreme amount, they took just a lot. lol, the Owners are undefeated in lock-outs.

  • Cheshire

    does every rule have to have a moniker from now on? Big Cactus rule lol

  • LDub20

    Pros and Cons!
    **Pro** – gives players motivation to play harder to obtain more finances.
    **Con** – Perhaps also encourages these same players to try and do too much in order to receive that extra cash.
    **Con** – Sucks for the players who are stuck behind other great players, and wont get the PT to prove themselves. (6 years is not alot of time) and who is to say these players would stay injury free, trade free, etc. Looks really good on paper. But only the players w/ enough PT will actually benefit.

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