Mar 31, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Hawks 95-90. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Jrue Holiday: The Good And The Not So Good

Just came out that Jrue Holiday was named to the USA Select team. This is a great opportunity for him to perhaps grow as a player. Andre Iguodala was on the Select team before too. Jrue’s been involved with USA basketball before. Here’s two other experiences from the link earlier in the post:

Holiday has two previous USA Basketball experiences. He was a member of the USA Junior National Select Team that rolled to a 98-78 win at the 2008 Nike Hoop Summit. Holiday tallied 22 minutes as a starter in the game and finished with 13 points and five assists. One year earlier he was selected for the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival Blue Team that captured the silver medal.

So could Jrue one day play on team USA? He’s been moving up the “ranks”. And…he’s already wearing a Red, White, and Blue jersey…

That’s the good news. Here’s the not so good:

Marc Spears says that his sources have told him that Jrue wants a Max Contract. A MAX CONTRACT extension. Jrue’s a good player. We know this. But, we also know he’s NOWHERE close to deserving a max contract. A MAX CONTRACT. REALLY? I don’t know what made Jrue think he’s worth that much money. Did someone tell him he deserves that money. For me, he’ll never be that great of a player.

I really like Jrue and think he’s part of the championship core the Sixers are building. I just didn’t see this coming. Maybe one day he’ll be worth $10-12 million a year but that’s his max. I do think it’s not that bad. I don’t think Sixers would ever give him that kind of money and there are many other young PG’s in the league that the Sixers can build around. Next thing you know, Jrue’s the next Dwight Howard asking for a trade and stuff. Sorry Jrue, you’re not worth it.

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