Philadelphia 76ers Sign Jrue Holiday to 4-Year/$41M Extension
The Philadelphia 76ers and guard Jrue Holiday have agreed upon a four-year, $41 million extension, after weeks of contract talks in the front office of the Sixers.
Along with some minor incentives, Holiday could see his contract skyrocket to a whopping $46 million, according to a report from Aol.com’s, Sam Amick. After a long, hard battle with the front office and Holiday he finally received what he was looking for and looks to solidify his career as he wanted right on Broad Street.
Holiday finalized the terms on the deal with the club, after finishing his convincing performance against former teammate Andre Iguodala and the tough-nosed Denver Nuggets. On Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, Holiday dropped double-double figures (14 points & 11 assists) to help lead the Sixers to a well deserved-victory. Jrue also helped teammate, Spencer Hawes, have a career day to start his season.
Holiday was the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft coming out of UCLA and looked to give the Sixers a boost out of the back-court. He started at point guard in his rookie season and hasn’t looked back since. In his fourth season, the 22-year old guard has averaged 11.9 points and five assists to solidify him as one of the better guards in the NBA in a few short years.
In the 2011-2012 NBA regular season Holiday averaged 13.5 points, 4.5 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
With the addition of so much depth in the Sixers back-court, Coach Doug Collins is looking at Holiday to control this “New-Look” Sixers team
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