Brandon Roy is the undeniable leader for the team.
He is the face of the franchise now and for years to come.
He makes everyone around him better.
Roy last year had a pretty disappointing year, not statistically, but because of injuries. He dealt with knee problems in the season, and tore a meniscus in his knee late into the season, causing him to miss a couple games in the playoffs. That's when the magic happened.
Roy returned in Game 4 of the series against the Sun, and showed what a leader he is. 8 days after surgery, he came back and led the Blazers to a win. He played for the rest of the series, but the Blazers inevitably lost in 6 games to a team that made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
Roy has started out impressively this year. He is averaging almost 22 PPG and has 4.2 RPG and 3.2 APG to go along with those. He is also averaging 2.2 SPG. I imagine these numbers will only go up, because Roy is a play-maker, and those assists should see a rise as the season goes by, and as he gets back into game rhythm, his points should rise also.