In 2011, Derrick Rose was at the top of the basketball world. At just 22 years old, he became the youngest player ever to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award while leading the Chicago Bulls to the top of the Eastern Conference in the 2010-11 regular season.
As we all know, though, Rose’s career changed forever when he infamously tore his ACL at the start of the 2012 playoffs. The NBA landscape, as it turned out, could have changed course with a fully healthy Rose wreaking havoc across the league through the 2010s.
But now at 31, the former No. 1 overall pick has reinvented himself and is still a very productive player for the Detroit Pistons.
Nonetheless, Rose remains one of the greatest “what ifs” in the history of the NBA, so would his net worth had he not suffered four knee injuries since winning his MVP Award.
However, Rose’s net worth in 2020 still stands at an impressive $85 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. Through his career, Rose has already amassed $147.8 million in NBA money, per Spotrac. Luckily for him, he managed to secure his money prior to injuring his ACL in 2012.
In December of 2011, the Bulls inked Rose to a massive five-year, $94.8 million extension. The deal kicked in during the 2012-13 season. Unfortunately for Chicago, the superstar guard missed the entire 2012-13 season recovering from his ACL tear and only played in 10 games in 2013-14 after tearing his meniscus.
While the Bulls continued to pay him his hefty deal, Rose spent the next few seasons dealing with various injuries, mostly to his knees. Prior to the 2016-17 season, the final year of his contract where he made $21.3 million, the Bulls traded Rose to the New York Knicks.
Rose became a free agent in the summer of 2017. Unfortunately, he didn’t garner much attention on the market. Desperate to find a home, Rose signed a minimum deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to play with LeBron James. His stint in Cleveland was disastrous, though, and Rose actually found himself without a job midway through the 2017-18 season.
The Utah Jazz waived Rose after the Cavaliers sent him to Salt Lake City in a three-team deal.
Fortunately, Rose found a second chance when the Minnesota Timberwolves, endorsed by former coach Tom Thibodeau, who brought him in late into the 2017-18 season. Rose’s performance in the 2018 playoffs rejuvenated his NBA career and Minnesota brought him back in the 2018-19 season with a $2.4 million contract. The former MVP up a productive campaign, averaging 18.0 points through 51 games, highlighted by an emotional 50-point night on Halloween against the Jazz.
Following his successful season in Minnesota, Rose signed a two-year, $15-million deal with the Pistons in the summer of 2019. He is slated to make $7.7 million next season, but that number could change due to the current COVID-19 situation.
While Rose has made a pretty substantial amount of money through his career, he probably would have earned a second hefty payday if he didn’t tear his ACL in 2012.
Nonetheless, Rose was also able to secure his bag off the court prior to his career-changing injury. He signed on with Adidas to start his career, earning $1 annually. Then in February of 2012, just a couple of months before tearing his ACL, the 2010-11 MVP signed a massive 13-year, $185 million deal with Adidas.
The German apparel company continues to pay Rose millions to this day despite his career not turning out the way they had hoped when they brought him on. Rose certainly took advantage of his situation, as the deal also includes a number of perks, such as the use of a private jet, paying his brother Reggie $250,000 as a consultant and donating $150,000 to an AAU team of Rose’s choice.
Aside from Adidas, Derrick Rose also became an endorser of Wilson Sporting Goods, Skullcandy, Powerade and was one of the cover athletes of NBA 2K13.