JaVale McGee would like to remain with the Philadelphia 76ers for the duration of his contract and beyond.
McGee is signed through the 15-16 NBA season.
"I don't want to get bought out," said McGee. "That's not a positive thing. When you think about it, you don't get all of your money when you get bought out.
"So it doesn't make sense why someone would want to get bought out unless they are older - older and they want to go to a contender or something. I'm not that old. I just want to play basketball."
McGee was acquired by the 76ers from the Denver Nuggets, who included a future first round pick in what was essentially a salary dump.
"We are coming into this whole thing with an open mind," Brett Brown said Sunday. "He is around a bunch of genuine people, coaches that care. That will give him every chance to keep moving and to be as good as he can be.
"And if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. But it's not going to be on us."
McGee also sees this as an opportunity to mentor rookie centers Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. In addition to backing up Noel, McGee said he can help with the young players' confidence.
"When I was with the Wizards, I think it was my sophomore year, we won like 19 games," he said. "So I've been in the same situation. I've just definitely got to get these young guys' heads into it where they stay positive, keep playing hard, just look for wins and [learn] how to win."