JJ Redick announces retirement from NBA after 15 seasons

Apr 12, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard JJ Redick (17) warms up before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Today, JJ Redick announced his retirement from the NBA after a career that spanned 15 seasons and six teams. Including the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Philadelphia 76ers.

One of the greatest shooters of his generation, the 37-year-old brings his career to an end, having played just 44 games last season with the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks.

“I started playing basketball 30 years ago in my backyard on an uneven patch of dirt, gravel, and grass. It was on that court that my dreams began to form. Reality has far surpassed my dreams!! So thankful for 15 years in the NBA and all the amazing relationships and memories along the way.”

JJ Redick

Redick took to his podcast ‘The Old Man and the Three’ to announce his retirement as he read a prepared statement before speaking openly about his decision.

While he cited many factories that contributed to his decision to retire, he clarified that injuries played a crucial role. Regardless, at 37, you could argue that his best days were behind him.

JJ Redick was a superstar in college, playing four years for the Duke Blue Devils. During which time he set several Duke records, he is currently the all-time leading scorer for the college. Redick was named the consensus national college men’s player of the year in 2006 and was selected with the No.11 pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.

Despite never winning a championship or reaching an All-Star team, JJ Redick did more than enough to live up to his status. Thanks to his elite three-point shooting, the former Duke man was always highly sought after, reaching the playoffs in 13 of his 15 seasons in the NBA.

Redick doesn’t yet know his next career move, but he ends his NBA career playing 1,050 career games. He averaged 11.9 points per game, shooting 39.3 percent from three & 88.6 percent from the free-throw line for his career.

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