Warning, this is a half-baked reaction but it's been building for a while and it's boiling up... Is it just me or does anyone else have a problem with this? Players having more control is one thing but what's the point of signing contracts if players can just refuse to show up and 'demand a trade'? Dude, no one forced you to sign any contracts. Honour your word. If you're good you'll get paid regardless. Even rookie contacts where it seems players are 'forced' to sign aren't that way. You don't want to sign you don't sign. You're a rookie. Teams are taking a risk on you. Making an investment. Giving you your shot. Show up. Play hard. Get paid. And when that contract is up, reap the rewards.