This is an excerpt from Daily Times columnist Jack McCaffery's blog:
With time running out for the Sixers to prevent point guard Jrue
Holiday from becoming a restricted free agent at the end of the season, owner
Josh Harris sounded something less than convinced that a deal would be done.
"It's a work in process," Harris said.
"I don't want to speculate," he said. "I don't want
The Sixers have until midnight Wednesday (into Thursday) to sign
Holiday to an extension. If not, he would become a restricted free agent at
Before an 84-75 victory over the Denver Nuggets, Holiday assured
that he would prefer to remain a Sixer. Reports are, though, that he wants as
much as a $10 million a year raise from the $2.7 million he will earn this
The timing was favorable for Holiday, who was the difference
Wednesday, making three important plays in the final four minutes to blunt a
Denver rally. Without a replacement point guard of Holiday's skill and
experience, the Sixers might not be able to afford his entry into free agency.
"The way we are going to approach all of this stuff is to try
and make smart decisions," Harris said. "We really like Jrue. We
would like to have him around. But I don't know what is going to happen. I hope
it works out. But if not, he will be around certainly all season and hopefully
beyond that. We'll have to see."
Said Harris, not long ago: "There are two hours and 17
minutes left, an eternity in the 'deal' business."
Check out my column on Holiday in the Daily Times Thursday and, as
always, on delcotimes.com
Labels: contract talks, Jack McCaffery, Josh Harris, Jrue Holiday