Good News for Brooklyn Nets: Andray Blatche says money isn't everything

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Stefan Bondy took Andray Blatche aside Thursday to talk about his free agency status this summer. Blatche admits that he is in a unique situation. He is a free agent with the luxury of two years worth of amnesty payments totaling $16.3 million - $7.8 million in 2013-14, and $8.5 million in 2014-15.

It gives him a certain degree of freedom and Blatche says he intends to use that freedom. In effect, he's saying, it's not about the money.

"I’m very aware (of my unique situation)," Blatche told the Daily News. "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."

That's good news for the Nets. Moreover, Blatche said taking a big check from someone else would mean the Wizards would be off the hook for some of what is owed him. "If I get a lot (in my next contract), yeah, it’s going to take pressure off the Wizards," he said. "But that’s why I’m not going to do that."

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