The players need to make Batum a co-captain. What better way--other than with a shiny new contract--to convince Nic that he needs to step up and take ownership of this team? I know what you're thinking: "You want a Frenchman to argue calls for us? With that accent?" Nah, we can leave the arguing to Aldridge. This is more about inspiring confidence in Batum and, like Roy was explaining to him a few weeks ago, making him understand his new leadership role on the team. I know it's up to the players to pick their captains, but we can have our own primary, below.