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.