Since Jose was inserted into the starting lineup he is averaging 10.7 assist per game which would rank him third in the league. Although his scoring is a bit down I have been impressed with his leadership and ability to run the offense. Even Steve Nash took a while before he evolved, he actually peaked later on in his career. Hopefully Jose can follow a similar path. One day Bryan may look back on the failed trade with Charlottle and send a big old thank you letter to MJ.