Though the injury bug has affected his ability to stay on the floor, J.J. Redick has had the best season of his career as a key secondary player in Los Angeles.
That's due to him playing alongside a floor general like Paul, who is an expert at getting his teammates the ball in ideal spots.
Redick has rewarded the Clippers' four-year, $26.9 million investment in him by doing exactly what he's being paid to do. He's stretched the floor by knocking down open looks and created havoc for defenses with his stellar off-ball movement.
His regular-season numbers, though the sample size is small at just 35 games, illustrate the fact that he's been a solid fit within the framework of Rivers' offense.
He notched career-highs with a Basketball-Reference.com PER of 16.6 and a points-per-game scoring average of 15.2 while hitting 39.5 percent of his looks from beyond the arc.
Rivers did his due diligence in resting his long-range marksman for the playoffs, and now it's time for Redick to deliver.