Supreme Douche.http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/22 ... t-Contract
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.”
First off, I didn't realize this was the case. Looks like, you amnesty a player and they go on waivers. If they are picked up, they get subtracted from what you owe them. If they make it through and a team picks them up, that money does not get subtracted. But if they then sign another new contract after that, that money does. Interesting.
As for Dray, I can understand him not being worried about the money since he is already getting paid. He should go where he wants. But to add the comment that he will take less on purpose from a new team just to screw the Wizards, that is pure King Douche. Specially since its not a cap hit but a hit directly to Teds personal pocket. What an ass.
Get over it Dray. They paid you. They tried to make it work with you here. It didn't. You are the one that blow it way more then anything they did. Have some respect for the fact that they actually gave you that nice contact that is paying you 7M a year, then 8, then 8.5 regardless of where you are playing.
If you had any decency about you, you would realize that and your comment would be the exact opposite and sound something different such as....
Hey, it a weird business the way things work out. I do respect the fact that the Wizards did give me my first chance in the league and they did offer my the contract that I am on that is still paying me. Things might not have work out in total for me there, but I am aware of the situation and I respect it impact on Ted. I appreciate they offered me that contract. If my new contract takes some pressure off Ted, that seems fair.
But whatever team I go to, they will be my new team. They know I am already getting paid. So anything they would offer me up to that would just be less money they have to sign other players and it goes against their cap. So unless there is a bidding war for my services where someone is will to pay more then my existing contract.... see what I'm saying. What I know is this. Whoever signs me has to pay at least the vet min right ?. That much at least will come off what Ted is currently paying me. Again, its a weird situation. I'll be happy when it over and the team I play for is the one paying my full check.
At least that would have been classy. But we are talking about Dray here.