Brendan Haywood is halfway through his first season out of Chapel Hill, and his success thus far has him eying the big contracts that await down the road.
Haywood -- drafted 20th by Cleveland then traded to Orlando, which later dealt him to Washington -- admits money is his motivation. It's not that his three-year, $2.6 million deal is paltry, but Haywood is thinking about the eight-figure contracts players are eligible for after four years of NBA service. (The team can pick up the option for his fourth season.)
"I keep telling him that $70 million is there waiting for him," Wizards Coach Doug Collins said.