Chris Paul was asked whether he had any input on the Los Angeles Clippers’ signings of J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley.

“I didn’t,” Paul said, “I was actually shooting a commercial at USC when I found out we got J.J. and Jared Dudley. Doc (Rivers) has been amazing since he got the head coaching job, and it’s been pretty fun to sit back and see the different guys we’ve brought to our team.”

Paul is eager for the opportunity to play under Rivers.

“I’m excited about the unexpected,” Paul said. “I don’t think Doc Rivers being our coach automatically means more wins, but I do think it gives us an opportunity to win and that’s all you can ask for in this league.”