Much like Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose is an NBA superstar almost completely devoid of drama. He just wants to play ball and win – he trusts that the rest of the stuff will fall in line. How much is that worth to a team when they’re looking to keep their A-List superstar for the long haul? The answer in Chicago is almost $100 million.
ESPN is reporting that things have fallen in line in a very big way for D-Rose, as he has apparently agreed to a massive contract extension with the Bulls.
Chris Broussard first reported that the deal was a five-year extension and Ric Bucher is saying that he has been told that the deal is worth more than $94 million.
Interesting piece of info from ESPNChicago.com:
Rose will be making 30 percent of the Bulls’ salary cap, thanks to a new rule in the collective bargaining agreement dubbed the “Derrick Rose Rule.”
The rule allows a player finishing his rookie contract to make 30 percent of a team’s salary cap — up from 25 percent — if he’s twice been voted an All-Star starter, twice been voted All-NBA or won an MVP award.
You would have a hard time finding anyone who doesn’t think Rose is worth every penny.
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