In a perfect world, Tony Wroten would prefer to start.
A scorer by trade, he would love to get the green light and fire away from the opening tip. But with the 76ers' starting backcourt consisting of Michael Carter-Williams and James Anderson, Wroten finds himself in a reserve role.
And the 20-year-old is just fine with that.
"Everybody wants to start," said Wroten, who scored 13 points Monday in a 109-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. "But I love the role I'm in. I love being able to come off the bench and bringing energy, keeping the tempo up and do whatever it takes to help the team win."