J.J. Redick left the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. For months, Redick was mentioned in the media as a player likely to leave the Clippers but Doc Rivers maintains Redick wanted to re-sign with the Clippers.

"Who controls the culture?" Rivers asked while indirectly responding to comments from Chris Paul about the Clippers. "The players. Always the players. And even with Chris' comments, he thought about coming back. J.J. was begging to come back."