Because of the trade we don't have any leadership. Chauncey may have been taking "Stuckey's minutes" but lets look at what has happened to each player individually. AI: Great player, but when he came here we struggled. Because of this he did not walk in here and command respect right away. Usually the most talented player will quickly become the face and leader of the team, but that has not happened with AI. Rip: Usually our most consistent player. He has suffered through injuries and change of system etc. It has hurt him to the point that it seems like he hurts more than helps. You have to remember that he was an All Star, but under a lack of leadership from teammates and from himself he has struggled mightily. Stuckey: Stuckey played amazing in last years playoffs. Subbing in for Chauncey is one thing, but to take the reigns from him as the PG of a championship caliber team is a whole new level. Having Chauncey kept a steady hand to help him and now that he is gone we can see that Stuckey is not as ready as people thought he was. I mean he was replacing a guy who went through so much and learned how to be a great PG and that is not easily replaced. Tayshaun: Tay is too passive, unagressive etc. to be the leader of this team. He leads by example, but when everyone is struggling because of the void in the leadership the example turns out poor. Herman/Afflalo/Amir/J Max/Kwame/Bynum: Do I have to explain why these guys are not providing leadership? (They don't play enough) Dice: He has done well for us the last few years to pick up the emotion and heart in the playoffs, but one player is not enough. Sheed: Everyone keeps hoping he will become the star he was supposed to be, but at this point in his career do you expect him to change all of a sudden? He is and will always be a role player in a superstar's body. In 04/05 when he had good teammates who did whatever it took to win he was successful. Now that their is a large hole in that area he looks terrible. Its not a coincidence. Curry: What he lacked in experience...he was supposed to make up in strictness and toughness... The trade did not lose us talent but if you thought the leadership was bad after Ben left well look at it now.