Doc Rivers is entering his second season as coach of the team, and Paul noted how it's the first time since he's been in the NBA that he's been with the same starting lineup he finished with the previous season.
"You sort of know what to expect from practice, the offense; you pay attention to everything that we do," Paul said. "We understand how important the details are, not skipping steps and things like that."
Los Angeles finished 57-25 last season and won the Pacific Division. In the playoffs, the Clippers defeated the Warriors in the quarterfinals before falling to the Thunder in six games in the Western Conference semifinals.
Paul averaged 19.1 points, 10.5 assists and 2.5 steals last season for Los Angeles, leading the NBA in the latter two categories. The 29-year-old has been named an All-Star in each of the last seven seasons.
The Clippers play the Warriors Tuesday in their first preseason game.
- Molly Geary