shmenguin wrote:i guess the premise here is that martin is a good guy who doesn't want to make it difficult on the team that's trying to ditch him - and will accept a trade to literally anywhere.
Well, I think of it more like this... if RS and the coaches say they aren't happy with him and want to reduce his role, regardless of why he signed here to begin with and what he MAY have given up from other teams, he moves to get the role he wants. I think that's more likely than anything else. I mean, sure you could say "I'll take my $5M and play a reduced role/get scratched because I don't fit into the plans and have people unhappy with me," or if you're in the prime of your career, you take the money you already have and play in the role you want, and you sacrifice maybe playing in a city that isn't necessarily optimal.
Of course, I don't know if any of that is true, but I see it being the most likely scenario for him waving his NMC if he finds the right place. Who wants to sit on a team where they want you to be gone? Can't be healthy for the next however many years, money or no money.