It's not about the money, or more to his point, it's not only about the money. Hassan Whiteside wants to make that clear.

But there also is a fascination on a personal level about the possibilities of what this summer could bring.

No, Whiteside is not making his impending free agency an issue at the moment, because there is no need, no purpose. There will be plenty of time to sift through the dollars and what makes sense.

But he knows that it's coming. And it's difficult not to at least consider some of the possibilities of free agency.