Veteran guard JJ Redick announces retirement after 15 seasons in the NBA

JJ Redick announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday after a 15-year professional career in the NBA. The 37-year-old Redick retires after spending last season with the Pelicans and Mavericks, having played just 44 total games.

Redick wrote on Instagram: “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.”

Redick was drafted No. 11 by the Magic in the 2006 NBA draft, after having a successful college career at Duke. He spent the first six full seasons of his career with Orlando before being traded midway through his seventh year to the Bucks. Redick later spent time with the Clippers, 76ers and Pelicans.