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Kevin Durant's big bonus from new CBA

Updated: December 20, 2011, 3:27 PM ET
By Larry Coon | Special to ESPN.com

The first beneficiary of the new Derrick Rose Rule is ... Kevin Durant.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward finished his four-year rookie contract last June, signing a five-year extension with the team that takes effect this season. While he was slated to receive the maximum salary in 2011-12, the actual salary amount was somewhat nebulous.

This is because the specific salary in a maximum extension is not determined until the first season of the extension. With a new collective ...

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