JJ Redick: 'I play better under pressure'

Redick: 'I play better under pressure'
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Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard JJ Redick says that he enjoys the pressure of playing for a team with high expectations.

JJ Redick has said that he enjoys the pressure of playing for a team with expectations.

The shooting guard was traded in July to the Los Angeles Clippers, who won their division for the first time in history last season.

The 29-year-old told the team's official website: "Going back to the week or so we were getting this deal done during free agency, I mentioned to [Clippers head coach] Doc [Rivers] that I wanted to be in this situation because there was going to be pressure, because there was going to be expectations.

"I feel like when I look back at my career I've always done better and I've always been happier when there's more expectation and more pressure. For most of last season in Orlando, I was averaging five assists a game, so that's probably an overlooked part of my game.

"Part of that is playing out of catch-and-shoot, but also playing out of pick-and-rolls. I feel like I'm a guy who consistently makes the right play and the right reads offensively and that helps my teammates."

Redick averaged 15.1 points per game with Orlando Magic last season.

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