JJ Redick joined the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, though there is no timetable for his return from a heel injury.

Redick said that he wants to be in a good rhythm before the playoffs.

"The ideal number is the most amount of games possible. I'm a rhythm player and so I want to be in a good rhythm going into the playoffs," said Redick.

Redick last played on March 3.

Rick Carlisle, who was optimistic over Redick's progress, said that the guard can be a difference-maker in the playoffs.

"He's a guy situationally whose shooting is a difference-maker. We feel like he can help us on the floor. We feel he can help us with our day-to-day culture. He's a meticulous worker and a tireless preparation guy."