The Dallas Mavericks traded for J.J. Redick in March because they were searching for shooting to put around Luka Doncic. The 15-year NBA veteran was dealing with an Achilles and heel injury that did not allow him to thrive in Dallas. He played just 13 games with the Mavs before re-injuring his leg and missing the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.
Mavs fans did not get to see the best of Redick in Dallas. He was one of the best shooters in the NBA for a decade and a half, but he took his game to another level with the Clippers and Sixers. The 37-year-old never lost his ability to knock down shots, including going 15 for 38 with the Mavericks last season.
J.J. Redick retired from the NBA on Sept. 21. He used his social media and podcast to get the message out. Let us take a closer look at why he retired and what is next.
Mavericks guard J.J. Redick retires and lets fans know what is next
Redick noted his injury and desire to spend more time with his family as reasons for hanging up his sneakers. NBA teams were interested in the veteran shooter in free agency, and he did not take his decision lightly. Redick needs surgery to repair his Achilles and heel injury and is uncertain if he can return to play at an elite level. Fans can listen to the 37-year-old announce his retirement below.
During his podcast, Redick had this to say about what he plans to do next after telling a story about a recent golf lesson.
"I would say I’m unsure of what my next career is. I am going to take some time to just reflect and enjoy the last 15 years in the NBA, and when I’m ready for that next full-throttle thing, I’ll dive in."- J.J. Redick
For now, Redick just wants to spend more time with his wife and two kids. Congratulations on a fantastic career and everyone is excited to see what is next. Redick’s podcast will continue and is a must-listen for NBA fans. For the first time since 2006, fans will not see J.J. Redick knock home threes this season.
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