JJ Redick played 940 matches throughout his career while averaging 12.8 PPG with shooting 44.7% from inside and 41.5% from behind the arc, has announced his retirement after 15 long years of prestige.
JJ Redick is also a youtube with a massive 281K, at the time of writing, following. Where he announced his retirement.
JJ Redick and his career in a glance.
JJ Redick was selected with the 11th pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. Pre-draft scouting reports praised Redick’s perimeter shooting and basketball intelligence, but questioned his defensive ability and speculated that he might not be tall or athletic enough to create his own shots in the NBA.
Redick said, “I think I’ll be a role player like 80 percent of the players in the league are. I don’t expect to be a star, I’ll just shoot, be a team player,” in an interview in 2005.
After being a bench warmer for the Magic, on 31st January 2008, Redick inquired about a possible trade. “We want to see what’s out there,” Redick said. “I want to stay here, but it’s been frustrating.”
The Magic made it to the NBA Finals but lost to the Lakers in five games. Redick started all seven games in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. Which gave him a taste of the final’s atmosphere and pressure.
On July 9, 2010, the Chicago Bulls signed Redick to a three-year, $19 million offer sheet. The Magic matched this offer on July 16, 2010, retaining the rights to Redick. On April 25, 2012, Redick scored 31 points against the Charlotte Bobcats as his career-high.
Redick then moved his bases to Milwaukee Bucks where he had difficulties settling in and his performance suffered in dire straits.
In the same year, on July 10, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers acquired Redick signing a four-year, $27 million contract. He became a full-time started for the Clippers.
Redick was settling in the zone at Los Angeles giving monstrous performances.
2017, Redick signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, on a one-year $23 million contract. He was excellent for the 76ers, where his performance outshone his name. A leg injury kept him away for almost 7 games in 2018.
On December 19, in a 131–109 win over the New York Knicks, Redick scored his 10,000th career point. On March 19, he was two assists shy of his first NBA triple-double in 761 career games, finishing with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists in a 118–114 win over the Charlotte Hornets
In April 2019, Redick set the franchise record for most 3-pointers in a season, surpassing Kyle Korver‘s mark of 226 set in 2004–05.
On July 15, 2019, Redick signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. After finishing the pandemic-shortened season with a record of 30–42, the Pelicans missed the playoffs, marking the first time in Redick’s career that he missed the playoffs.
Redick was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on March 26, 2021, alongside Nicolò Melli in exchange for James Johnson, Wes Iwundu, and a second-round pick. He made his debut on April 12, in a 113–95 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers where he made one basket in 14 minutes.
On September 21, 2021, Redick announced his retirement from basketball on his YouTube channel, at the age of 37. He stated – “All good things must come to an end. It’s a cliche that’s used often but rarely does it hold its true meaning. This, however, is not one of those instances.”
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