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Derrick Rose eager for season to start

Updated: November 29, 2011, 3:25 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was surprised there's a provision in the NBA's pending new CBA that's being called "The Derrick Rose Rule" and rewards players of his caliber.

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. Rose, 23, is the reigning MVP.

"It's unbelievable," Rose told CSNChicago.com. "But the rule, ...

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