Weems doesn't mind coming off bench

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:54 PM ET

TORONTO - Itís every players dream to be named to the starting rotation, whether itís high school ball or the pros.

Count Sonny Weems among the exceptions.

Itís not that Weems doesnít want to start, itís just that heís enjoying being part of that second group that includes himself, Leandro Barbosa, Amir Johnson and Jarrett Jack that has been coming off the bench behind Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, Linas Kleiza, Andrea Bargnani and Reggie Evans.

ďThe second group? I have no problem with the second group. We come in and we create that tempo, we pick up the intensity, defensively too. I like that group. Weíre a very fast group and we play defence really well. I have no problem staying with that group.Ē

Head coach Jay Triano said the starting five he has trotted out three of the six games this pre-season isnít necessarily etched in stone, but heís content to go with it until someone plays their way off, or plays their way onto it.


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