Maybe I need to become a sports agent. What the hell are some of these guys thinking? AK's 3 year contract is less than what he would've made in 1 season. Just take your 10 million, and sign a mid level next year for a contender.
Same with Ellis, take your $11 million, or better yet, live in Milwaukee for $12 million a year the next three years, then find a contender. At the going rate, Monta might not even get $8M per year.
Learn from Ben Gordon. Don't opt out unless you can make at least what you're giving up in your next contract.