Longtime NBA shooting guard JJ Redick has announced he is retiring from basketball after playing 15 seasons in the NBA. The elite sharpshooter started his career out of Duke University with the Orlando Magic. He would go on to play for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, and finally the Dallas Mavericks. Redick remained unsigned during this year’s free agency period and has since decided to focus on his life beyond basketball.
JJ Redick announces his retirement from the NBA.
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) September 21, 2021
Highest career 3P% with at least 4,500 attempts:
— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 21, 2021
JJ Redick, for his career, averaged 12.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 44.7 percent, a three-point percentage of 41.5 percent, and a free throw percentage of 89.2 percent. In total, he played 940 regular season NBA games in his career. Redick will go down as an NBA journeyman with an elite three-point shot and a high basketball IQ.
Throwback to JJ Redick’s only dunk of his career ?
JJ retires from the NBA with 1950 made threes and one made dunk ??pic.twitter.com/SmmGI9dzzd
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 21, 2021
JJ Redick will be missed in the NBA by fans and players alike. His veteran presence was critical for many teams throughout his NBA career. Now he can focus on his family and his life beyond basketball. Moving on can be a hard thing for athletes that retire, but Redick seems content with his choice. JJ Redick, in his retirement video, seemed eager about spending more time with his family. We here at Def Pen Sports wish the sharpshooter and former NBA shooting guard the best in his retirement.