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After 15 seasons in the NBA, JJ Redick has announced his retirement

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JJ Redick, 37, has announced his retirement from the NBA in a video uploaded on social media after 15 seasons in the league

The former No. 11 selection in the 2006 NBA Draft, JJ Redick has spent his NBA career with six different clubs, including the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks last season.

In 940 regular-season games, he averaged 12.8 points per game, and his 1,950 three-point field goals put him 15th in NBA history.

“I could never have thought I’d be playing basketball for this long,” Redick said in the most recent edition of his podcast, ‘The Old Man and the Three,’ which was released on Tuesday morning.

“I knew going into last season that it would be my last year, but I didn’t know how it would play out.” Last season, I’d like to consider it a seven-month exercise in confronting my athletic mortality.

“I’m a lot clearer now.” And I’m aware that the moment has come. It’s time for me to take on the role of father. It’s time for me to reflect, take a breather, and prepare for the next stage of my life.”

Redick started on his Instagram account, “In a message posted on my Instagram account, I wrote the following:

“It’s the first team—the last group. I’m very grateful for everything in between. I’m officially retired from basketball as of today. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way in my profession. I began playing basketball in my backyard on an uneven area of dirt, gravel, and grass 30 years ago. My aspirations started to take shape on that court. My aspirations have been far exceeded by reality!!”

“I’m grateful for 15 years in the NBA and all of the incredible friendships and experiences I’ve made along the road.”

With 2,769 points in his collegiate career, Redick is Duke’s all-time top scorer

With 457 three-pointers and 91.2 percent free-throw accuracy, he is Duke’s all-time leader in both categories.

As a senior, JJ Redick averaged 26.8 points per game, a Duke record, on his route to being named AP Player of the Year.

From 2014 to 2019, he was one of the greatest three-point shooters of his generation, hitting 200 or more three-pointers four times in five seasons.

During his 2015-16 season with the Los Angeles Clippers, he topped the NBA in long-range shooting at 47.5 percent.

He made the NBA playoffs in his first 13 professional seasons

He made the NBA playoffs in his first 13 professional seasons, reaching the NBA Finals with Orlando in 2009 and scoring a career-high 40 points in an overtime victory against Houston for the Clippers on January 18, 2016.

In 2018-19, he had his most excellent overall season, averaging 18.1 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 44 percent overall and 39.7 percent on three-pointers for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Redick was moved from the Pelicans to the Mavericks at the trade deadline last season with a lingering heel ailment that restricted him to 44 games, his lowest total since 2013-14.

Injuries restricted him to 44 games in New Orleans and Dallas last season, when he shot 37 percent from three-point range, the second-lowest figure of his career, and averaged just 7.4 points, his lowest scoring average in more than a decade.

“It was challenging for a variety of reasons,” Redick said. “Being hurt, being away from my family, COVID procedures, and not living up to my expectations.”

“I want to characterize last season as a seven-month exercise in confronting my athletic mortality, which was both frightening and perplexing.”

Redick stated that several clubs asked about his availability for this season, and he informed them that he would wait before choosing whether or not to play another season.

He’s made his decision immediately, with training camps across the league starting next week.

Redick had his NBA career with the Orlando Magic (2006-13), Milwaukee Bucks (2013), Clippers (2013-17), 76ers (2017-19), Pelicans (2019-21), and Mavericks (2021).

From 2013 to 20 with the Clippers, 76ers, and Pelicans, he progressed from a rotation player with the Magic to a starter.

During those seasons, he averaged 16.3 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 45.9% overall and 43 percent on three-pointers.

 

Image courtesy of JJ Redick/YouTube

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