Jrue Holiday unlikely to earn extension from 76ers before deadline

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia 76ers do not appear ready to reach an extension with Jrue Holiday before a deadline Wednesday, meaning the point guard will become a restricted free agent next year.

Jrue Holiday will likely become a restricted free agent next summer rather than signing a contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers, despite his apparent desire to do so.

Wednesday is the deadline for teams to extend players who were drafted in 2009, but Holiday's agent says that the Sixers don't seem interested in reaching a deal with the 22-year-old point guard, Sam Amick of USA Today reported.

Holiday has been a pleasant surprise for the Sixers since they drafted him with the No. 17 pick in 2009, as he's become a legitimate starting point guard averaging 13.5 points and 4.5 assists last season. However, it appears Holiday's asking price will be too much for the team to extend him.

Players who are not extended will become restricted free agents next offseason, meaning the team they currently play for can match any deal offered. Amick reports that with the exceptions of James Harden, Stephen Curry, and possibly a few other players, not many from the 2009 draft class will be reaching deals with their current teams.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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