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JordansBulls
12-20-2011, 05:45 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7372795/kevin-durant-first-benefit-derrick-rose-rule




The first beneficiary of the new Derrick Rose Rule is ... Kevin Durant.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward finished his four-year rookie contract last June, signing a five-year extension with the team that takes effect this season. While he was slated to receive the maximum salary in 2011-12, the actual salary amount was somewhat nebulous.

This is because the specific salary in a maximum extension is not determined until the first season of the extension. With a new collective bargaining agreement taking effect this season, Durant had to wait through both the labor dispute and the final adjudication on some of the finer points of the new rules before his actual salary could be determined.

One of the new rules has come to be known as the Derrick Rose Rule. It allows franchise-level players to receive a higher maximum salary starting in their fifth year in the league. These players now can receive the same maximum salary as a player with seven years in the league. In order to qualify, the player must meet specific eligibility requirements -- he must have been the Most Valuable Player at least once, been named to an All-NBA (first, second or third) team twice, or been voted in as an All-Star starter twice.

His 2011-12 salary will be $15,506,632 and his five-year extension will total $89,163,135.

Had Durant not been granted the larger maximum salary, his 2010-11 earnings would have been $12,922,194 and his five-year extension would have totaled $74,302,616. By being granted the larger maximum, Durant earns an extra $2,584,438 this season and an extra $14,860,519 over the life of his extension -- quite a Christmas bonus.

As a result of this change, the Thunder are now over the salary cap.

Rosh
12-20-2011, 05:48 PM
I thought Derrick Rose was the first beneficiary of the Derrick Rose rule.

310Casper
12-20-2011, 05:57 PM
Well deserved.

daleja424
12-20-2011, 05:58 PM
sounds like it should be called the kevin durant rule then...

TylerSL
12-20-2011, 06:03 PM
sounds like it should be called the kevin durant rule then...

I agree with this

JasonJohnHorn
12-20-2011, 06:06 PM
Yes, yes. It should be called the Kevin Durant rule. lol

WeBallin
12-20-2011, 06:07 PM
Souds like a "Who Gives a ship! Rule.....

AddiX
12-20-2011, 06:16 PM
This is why max contracts are bs, players like this need to be put in a different category.

The thunder would happily pay durant 20 million if they needed. Max is the biggest bs in sports right now.

LAKobeBryant
12-20-2011, 09:31 PM
lol one of the requirement is winning the MVP award thats why its not called the KD rule

MTar786
12-20-2011, 09:37 PM
howcome kd got the bonus? he hasnt been mvp?

justinnum1
12-20-2011, 09:41 PM
kd signed his ext last summer, before this new rule...i am confused

SteveNash
12-20-2011, 09:50 PM
Or, how does it work?

iliketurtles24
12-20-2011, 09:56 PM
Or, how does it work?

or what?

Mr_Amaziing
12-20-2011, 10:03 PM
Huh??

topdog
12-20-2011, 10:05 PM
lol one of the requirement is winning the MVP award thats why its not called the KD rule

OR be voted into the all-star game twice

OR make the all-NBA team twice

topdog
12-20-2011, 10:07 PM
kd signed his ext last summer, before this new rule...i am confused

Article says that the amount of a "max contract" does not populate until it actually goes into effect.

So, it doesn't matter when you sign the extension if it is worded as "max contract."

tom04041
12-20-2011, 10:32 PM
Article says that the amount of a "max contract" does not populate until it actually goes into effect.

So, it doesn't matter when you sign the extension if it is worded as "max contract."

So if for some reason the max went up to $50 mil a year, the Thunder would have been on the hook for that? I would definitely want dollar amounts set in stone if I was giving any contract as an owner / GM.

topdog
12-20-2011, 10:58 PM
So if for some reason the max went up to $50 mil a year, the Thunder would have been on the hook for that? I would definitely want dollar amounts set in stone if I was giving any contract as an owner / GM.

1. Teams know the max won't go that high 2. If they remove the cap, there is no such thing as a max so that would take re-working 3. It's part of locking a guy in for years to come so most teams aren't really going to worry about paying if a guy is a franchise max type guy (Top 15 player by definition)

FriedTofuz
12-21-2011, 12:20 AM
INteresting new rule, I thought the derrick rose rule would be derrick rose being the first to take benefit