Jrue Holiday’s New Contract Is A Good Deal For The 76ers76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Friday, November 2nd, 2012
As we all now know Holiday signed a four-year $41 million contract extension right before the stroke of mid-night after delivering 14 points, 11 dimes, and 6 rebounds in a win over Denver. He will make $2.674 million this season and his contract will kick in next season. So the next question is, did he deserve it?
There were reports in the last couple months that he was looking for MAX contract. Nothing against Jrue, he is no MAX player. Maybe he does turn into one, but not yet. He does have the talent to be and is only just 22-years old. He has good vision, he can shoot, and has very good size for a PG. I would love for him to learn how to post-up more to take advantage of his size.
Jrue has averaged 11.7 points and 5 assists over his first three seasons. He has performed well in the playoffs and showed he can handle the pressure. He led the Sixers in scoring during their playoff run last season with 15.8 points and dished out 5.2 assists.
When it comes down to it Holiday’s extension, it’s based on potential. Doug has given him the keys to this team, but when Bynum gets back Jrue will slide to the passenger seat.
So is Jrue getting over-paid? I think it’s about right. Ty Lawson and Stephen Curry just signed contract extension with their respective teams and they set the market with their deals. Lawson got 4 years 48 million and Curry got 4 years 44 million. Jrue is younger than both of them. I am OK with the deal.
Here is list of some of this year PG’s salaries.
Deron Williams, avg $20 million
Chris Paul, $17.79 million
Derrick Rose, $15.5 million
Russell Westbrook, $12.9 million
Tony Parker, $12.5 million
Rajon Rondo, $11 million
Jose Calderon, $10.5 million
Steve Nash, $9 million
Rodney Stuckey, $8.5 million
Goran Dragic, $8.5 million
Devin Harris, $8.5 million
George Hill, $8 million
Mike Conley, $7.3 million
Kyle Lowry, $5.8 million
Jarrett Jack, $5.4 million
Andre Miller, $5 million
Luke Ridnour, $4 million
Ray Felton, $3.3 million
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