I hate how if you don't sign an extension with your team in your contract year, in the off-season you can't sign with them again.
I was on the Lakers, didn't sign an extension because I wanted to see what kind of offers I'd get, and in the off-season I ended up getting offers from teams like the Phoenix Suns with Chris Bosh, Sacramento Kings with Kobe & DeMarcus Cousins, Utah with practically the same line-up they have today except Chandler Parsons on the roster, and the Clippers without CP3. I ended up signing with Utah, but I wanted to stick with the Lakers. I don't know if I should ask for a trade because the Lakers now suck. Kobe (obviously as mentioned above) left for the Kings & even though we had Carmelo Anthony in my last season with the Lakers, he's not on the roster any more.