According to KigStarbury3...
They are the vets with the heart, playoff and championship experience, and proven resumes; all the younger guys like Lin look up to them for one reason or another. Everyone has to learn to play with them, their roles are solidified.
Lin IS THE CATALYST. HE MAKES THE MACHINE RUN.He still has much to learn and hasn't had to deal with the likes of Rose and Rondo or other better defensive guards and teams (although DAL is supposedly the best). And of course he has yet to do anything in the playoffs.
But we are witnessing the transformation from a bunch of individuals to a TEAM- where there are components and mutual respect. Novak, B Diddy, and Smith's roles are being defined right before our eyes. Give it more time, and don't be too critical. We still have to work-in Jorts and Jordan.
With health and luck it will all be clicking by the time the playoffs roll around. Then its on.
Who do you think our leader is?
**no disrespect to KingStarbury3 for quoting him.