Golden State swingman Corey Maggette has come off the bench since his return from a hamstring injury and has come to prefer the role.
"Some people have got to make sacrifices," said Maggette. "I can still score and do whatever I do coming off the bench. It's not a big deal. We can ease the pain of people arguing and somebody's got to be the big man and that's fine."
He has come off the bench in seven of the team's last ten games and is thriving.
Maggette is averaging 22.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 30 minutes as a reserve.