Oct 19, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins speaks with point guard Jrue Holiday (11) on the court against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center. 76ers won 106-96. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

76ers and Jrue Holiday Agree on Contract Extension

There was doubt. Some say it couldn’t be done. But the 76ers have signed Jrue Holiday to a 4-year, $41 million contract extension. After hearing talks about how Jrue wanted a max contract, this is a sigh of relief for me. I happen to like the deal and do not think he is overpaid.

He’ll grow into the contract. Locking him up was important as I think he’s the second best player on the team, behind Bynum. I think Jrue is a big part of the championship future of the team. So it makes sense to extend him. I’m thinking his contract expires as he’s hitting his full prime. That’s when the max contract talks become more serious. Until then, we’ve got this year as well as 4 more to look at Jrue to see if he can be the max contract.

The attention turns to Evan Turner. The first game of the season didn’t go well but I’m not letting one game tell me if he’s part of the future or not. So, with Bynum most likely going to be re-signed on the team, and with Jrue locked in, is Evan worth the 2nd overall pick of a draft? A start player? It’ll have to happen this season or it’s time to put on the bust shoes.

More details on the Jrue extension to come.

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