Andray Blatche does not intend to maximize the monetary value of his next contract.
Blatche will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
“I’m very aware (of my unique situation),” Blatche said. “That’s what I’m saying. Everybody is probably thinking I’m looking to get that big check. I’m not. Not at all. I’m looking at what’s best for me.”
Blatche was amnestied by the Washington Wizards and is still getting paid by the team through the 2014-15 season.
Any compensation Blatche receives in his next deal will be deducted from what the Wizards owe him.
“If I get a lot (in my next contract), yeah, it’s going to take pressure off the Wizards,” Blatche said. “But that’s why I’m not going to do that.”