Vinny Del Negro has successfully managed minutes for a deep Los Angeles Clippers' team so far this season.

Del Negro explained what every player's role would be before the season began.

The Clippers have 12 players averaging double-figures in minutes played, with Chris Paul playing the most with 33.1.

"Guys have to buy into the team concept and do things," Del Negro said. "When the team was put together, it was explained to everyone that this was his role and this is how I envisioned it and this is what we want to do.

"If you want to be a part of it, we want you. If you don't, then we'll move on. That's how it was presented to everybody. It's not easy, but I think our guys have shown some good character."