The LA Clippers have seen some moderate success to start their first season post-Chris Paul, and guard Austin Rivers thinks that having a clear-cut alpha dog may have something to do with it.

In a feature by Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated that ran on Tuesday, Rivers discussed the dynamic between Paul and Blake Griffin on the Clippers.

“The dynamic with Blake and Chris was weird,” he said. “I don’t know why. It was just strange. No one knew who the leader was, and if you had something to say, it would turn into an argument. I think people were sometimes scared to say something to Blake, because you didn’t know how he’d react.

“[Now] he’s a whole different person, more approachable, and I think it’s because we’ve embraced him,” Rivers continued about Griffin. “We know who our leader is. We’re all-in with Blake Griffin.”