Derrick Rose a Fan of the ‘Derrick Rose Rule’

by November 29, 2011
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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.”