Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday is a member of the 2009 NBA Draft class, therefore he can sign a contract extension that would kick in starting with the 2013-14 season. It looks like Holiday is shooting high on the kind of contract he'd like to get, as Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Holiday is seeking "a max contract extension" from the 76ers.
If Holiday receives a maximum deal from Philadelphia, it would likely be a four-year deal, with the first year starting at just under $13 million and rising from there. Teams are allowed to designate one player to receive a five-year maximum deal, and the 76ers could choose to do that with Holiday. However, given Holiday's production, the 76ers will likely balk at the possibility of paying Holiday that much money.
The 22-year-old Holiday averaged 13.5 points and 4.5 assists on 43.2 percent shooting last season. All of those averages were slightly worse than his breakout season in 2010-11, though Holiday did cut down on his turnovers. If Holiday and the 76ers cannot agree on an early extension, he would become a restricted free agent following the 2013 season.