JJ Redick is hanging up his jersey for good after 15 years in the NBA.
The sharpshooter announced his retirement in a post on Instagram — as well as on his “Old Man and the Three” podcast Tuesday, in a special episode titled “Retirement.”
Redick, 37, explained that while a number of things led to his retirement, he specifically noted that he’ll eventually need surgery to repair an Achilles injury.
Redick is coming off a tough season, in which he averaged 7.4 points per game in 44 games, due in part to a heel injury. New Orleans traded him to Dallas at the deadline in March — something he made clear he wasn’t happy about.
Before his announcement, Redick was rumored to have had interest in the Nets or Knicks, as he and his family live in Brooklyn.
Redick shared a collage of photos to Instagram that showed his basketball journey from childhood to the NBA.
“First team. Last team. So GRATEFUL for everything in between,” he wrote in his caption. “Today, I am officially retiring from the game of basketball. Thank you to EVERYONE who was a part of my journey and career.
“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,” he concluded.
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