The veteran JJ Redick has just announced his retirement from the NBA after 15 long seasons spent artillery behind the 3-point line.
It is in his now famous podcast Old Man and the Three that JJ Redick formalized his retirement. At 37, the shooter decided not to return to the courts for a sixteenth season. In addition to the age, Redick also argued his resolution by the need to have Achilles tendon surgery to relieve his suffering. His last exercise with the Pelicans was very delicate with much of the time spent in the infirmary, before being transferred at the trade deadline to the Dallas side. With 7.4 points at 39.7% on shots, Redick was far from his standards. His career peak, he reached with the Sixers in 2019, where he turned over 18 points to space the game between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Drafted at the 11th position by the Magic in 2006, the former superstar of Duke was unanimously voted Player of the Year, in particular after having broken the record for 3-point shots in NCAA with 413 award-winning shots. Redick will then have to leave Orlando to change status. Passed quickly by the Bucks, he joined the Clippers in full Lob City periodto become the team’s licensed shooter. With seven seasons at over 40% long distance, he is even the most skillful player in the League in 2016 with 47.5% success. A formidable efficiency that has become a major weapon in the current NBA where spacing is a commodity sought after by all franchises. With 1,950 successful 3-pointers in 940 regular season games, Redick hung up his sneakers by finishing in 15th place alltime shooters.