Stuckey's very strong with the ball in his hands - he's an outstanding ball handler, as good as Billups used to be for us in that department. What we don't know yet is his skill level in running an offense. We simply can't know that (either way) because he's played for 3 coaches in his 3 years in the league, and because the year before he had to "lead" his team with AfrigginI on it (who totally poisoned the water) and last year he played on a team that was crippled by injuries to its main scorers the entire season. Assuming we aren't crippled up again, we'll be much advanced compared to where we were in yr 1 of our offense, the rookies from last season will be much improved, and Stuckey will have his first real opportunity to show the growth of his leadership. There are still problems we'll have to deal with, which means that Stuckey will still have to contend with all of this and he might get the blame for when the team doesn't look good amidst all this potential chaos: 1) Tay will likely be traded at some point in the season. So might Rip. 2) The team ID has still not been established. What is the pecking order for the shots, or are we building a team where any of 5-7 guys are THE main 2 scorers in any particular game - like the 2004-2008 teams? Will Gordon and Rip play together. Will Tay take over and slow down the whole damn offense or will Stuckey (and Bynum) finally have teammates around him who will play up-tempo? Will Daye start taking over games at times. Will Summers emerge. Hell, will White force his way into the lineup and end up displacing Bynum? (White is a major potential wild card because he, like Stuckey, is incredibly gifted athletically and is a big guard as well). 3) Monroe's addition, potentially changes everything, since a lot of the offense will eventually flow through him, given he's one of the best passing big men on the planet. That means that the offense could be drastically altered. It might also mean that while the offense now has incredible potential versatility (Daye, Tay, JJ, Monroe, Stuckey, Bynum and, someday, if he makes it, White - can all run the show and pass the rock), since this is all new and young, it'll likely take significant time for us to approach being a well oiled machine. 2010-2011 could well be a year of guys emerging, and jockeying for position as various team roles are up for grabs. And when we trade Tay, that might all change again - because we'll be trading him for a signficant asset. And who we draft in 2011, could change things significantly again. And who we get for Rip in 2012 (trade deadline) could change it all significantly again. I anticipate a lot of heated discussions around these parts as Joe D engages in team building. I just hope the sale of the team doesn't result in Joe being replaced and someone new coming in with a different vision. I think as it is, we've accumulated a lot of great team building assets. I'd hate starting over.