Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose thinks the NBA rule named after himself helped the game grow.
The “Derrick Rose Rule,” which was created after Rose won the MVP award in 2011 while playing on his rookie contract, allows young stars to qualify for a higher maximum salary – 30 percent of the cap instead of 25 percent – early in their careers.
“Like I have a rule in the game to like help the kids,” Rose told Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick Show. “I’m about helping, loving and sharing. And I felt like I kind of helped the game in a way where if you go out there and you grind and you do what you’re supposed to do, you get more money.”
A player becomes eligible for the Rose Rule when at least one of the following is true: The player is named to an All-NBA team in the most recent season or in two of the past three seasons; the player is named Defensive Player of the Year in the most recent season or in two of the past three seasons; the player is named Most Valuable Player in any of the past three seasons.
After winning the MVP award in 2011, Derrick Rose signed a five-year, $94.3 million extension with the Bulls.