J.R. Smith has done really well coming off the bench during his career and for the 2012-13 season he won the Sixth Man of the Year award. Well, being a top reserve doesn't sit well with the moody shooting guard and he let his feelings be known on Twitter. Smith tweeted early Tuesday morning: "Nope no more bench for me!! RT @Stangg_ @TheRealJRSmith getting 6th man this coming season, mark my words." The Knicks backcourt was unsettled most of 2013-14 and Smith started 37 games. He scored a few more points, but for the most part the rest of his stats were even or lower than those when he came off the bench.
J.R. Smith's desired role next season
ESPN | Jun 10