J.R. Smith: I've always wanted to start'

Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith will play whenever Mike Woodson asks. But he has a preference. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- J.R. Smith, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, says he has no problem coming off the bench again this season, but he'd prefer to start.

"I've always wanted to start. Everybody knows that," Smith said. "I won the Sixth Man [Award] last year, so I felt as though there's nothing left to prove at the Sixth Man spot."

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