When it comes to players in the last year in their contracts, one sees many players take off suddenly in hopes of acquiring an extension before years end. However, there are some cases when players play free agency in advance, dropping hints as to who might be the favorites for their services. Despite the threat of a lockout next year, players must remain focused. In many instances though, certain individuals will become distracted by their current financial state, and this will open the door to much speculation concerning particular players' futures.
Here is a list concerning the players who are evidently more focused on their futures than many others. This is not a list ranking who is better than who, rather, who is more distracted than who: