If Pelicans’ star Anthony Davis had received enough votes to make one of the All-NBA teams, he would have been eligible to earn an extra $25 million.
A weird rule the NBA made up in honor of Derrick Rose (called the Derrick Rose rule) is the explanation behind this.
Let’s consult Wikipedia for further explanation:
In a rule named after Derrick Rose, accomplished players coming off their rookie contract could earn more money in the 2011 CBA. A Designated Player may be eligible to earn 30% of the salary cap (rather than the standard 25%) if he passes certain criteria.
That criteria? Starting an All-Star game, winning an MVP, or being named an ALL-NBA player. Now, Anthony Davis’ contract with be worth a maximum of $120 million, not $ 145 million.
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