Vince Carter and Shawn Marion are the "two best leaders" of the Dallas Mavericks if you ask Rick Carlisle.

Carter was not a player often characterized in that manner earlier in his career.

“We’ve really had a great experience with him ever since he’s been here,” Carlisle said of Carter. “He’s been a terrific person in the locker room, on the floor he’s an experienced vet that’s done a lot of tough things. He’s one of the few guys on our team who takes charge, and he’s a go-to guy right now for us, without question.”