Extension unlikely for Sixers’ Stauskas

Jerryd Bayless and Nik Stauskas remain sidelined for the Sixers.

With the deadline looming, the Philadelphia 76ers and reserve guard Nik Stauskas have not discussed a contract extension, Stauskas said via the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Obviously, I haven’t had the type of seasons in the past that would warrant me getting a big-time extension,” Stauskas said. “I know that. I have so much more to prove. I have so much more to work for,” Stauskas said.

“So in terms of like getting an extension, my mind has not been on that.”

The deadline to extend contracts in the final year of a player’s rookie deal is Oct. 16.

Stauskas is 6-foot-6 and averaged 9.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 80 games last season, his third as a pro.

“Stauskas is heading into the fourth and final year of his rookie deal,” wrote Keith Pompey of the Inquirer. “The Sixers can still make him a qualifying offer of $5.1 million after the season, assuming there is no extension to the deal.

“He would become a restricted free agent in that scenario, enabling the Sixers to match any offer he receives next summer.”