Jrue Holiday is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which means he's eligible for a long-term extension with the 76ers this offseason. And according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter), the point guard is indeed seeking an extension — for the maximum salary.
In 33.8 minutes per game for the Sixers this season, Holiday put up 13.5 points and 4.5 assists on .432/.380/.783 shooting. Those are solid numbers, but it's hard to imagine them warranting a maximum extension, which would be a contract starting at nearly $13MM for up to five years. If the 22-year-old is unwilling to compromise on those salary expectations, I don't expect him and the Sixers to work out a new deal this offseason.
Holiday, who will earn about $2.67MM in 2012/13, was also named to the U.S. select team and will train against the Olympic squad in Las Vegas next week, says Spears. The 76ers confirmed the news in a press release.