He was told to play like shit?I think he is trying to play the way he was told to play.
There are 450 jobs available in the NBA, plus 30 two way contracts. That's it. He wants to stick, he'd better get his head out of his ass and fight for his slot, or someone else will take it and he'll have to get a real job.
He's got this year and next year as a contracted NBA player. Tick tock.