Veteran sharpshooter JJ Redick decided to end his NBA career. The 37-year-old sniper announced the news on his podcast The Old Man & The Three on Tuesday.
Talking about his decision, Redick said that he had offers from teams during the offseason but put them on hold in order to figure out whether he wanted to play for one more year. After weighing down both the good and the bad, he decided to step away from basketball.
“I have some clarity now, and I know it’s time,” Redick explained. “It’s time for me to be a dad. It’s time for me to reflect, pause, and it’s time for me to get ready for the next phase of my life.”
Redick also confirmed the news via his social media.
JJ Redick entered the 2020-21 NBA season as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans but ended up on the trade block midway through the season as the organization opted to give more playing time to their younger players. Redick didn’t object to the trade but believed the team would do him a solid one and trade him to the Brooklyn Nets so he could be closer to his family.
Instead, the Pelicans shipped Redick to the Dallas Mavericks, where the veteran played only 13 games due to a combination of injuries and struggles on the floor. He finished the 2020-21 campaign, averaging just 7.4 points per game while shooting 37.1 percent from the three-point line.
Redick previously also played with the Orlando Magic, the Milwaukee Bucks, the LA Clippers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. He retires with 1,950 made three-pointers, which ranks him 15th overall on the NBA’s all-time list.