"I prefer that role," Villanueva said Monday. "The coach has the confidence in me to finish. I would rather come off the bench. I have done that throughout my career, so it is nothing new for me."
That doesn’t really jive with what Villanueva told me before the season, when he said he preferred to start.
My guess is Villanueva prefers to start, but because coming off the bench has worked for him lately, he’s more accepting of that role. (Even before the season, he said he was OK with coming off the bench.)
Although it seems most commenters on this site want Greg Monroe to start at power forward, my preference has been Villanueva. But with these comments, I’m content to just leave him where he’s comfortable.
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