The All-NBA teams were announced on Thursday and one of the most surprising player left off the list this year was New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis. This snub cost the player a pretty large bonus that he will certainly miss.
As part of the new collective bargaining agreement signed a few years ago, any player that makes an All-NBA team will earn an extra percentage on their max contract extension. This is called the “Derrick Rose rule” and it states that any player on a rookie contract who is voted an All-Star starter twice, voted to any of the three All-NBA teams twice or wins a regular season MVP award is eligible to make 30 percent of the league’s cap amount instead of 25 percent, which equals out to about $24 million for Davis.
Anthony Davis missed the last 14 games of the season due to a shoulder injury, which is likely the deciding factor in him missing the team. He averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots and also had NBA-high 59 points in a game this year.
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