Former Sixer JJ Redick Announces Retirement From NBA

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 05: Philadelphia 76ers Guard JJ Redick (17) looks toward the net during warmups before the Eastern Conference Semifinal Game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers on May 05, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

After 15 years in the NBA, former Sixer JJ Redick has announced his retirement. He leaves the game as one of the greatest shooters to ever play.

It’s been quite the ride for the shooting guard out of Duke, but after 15 years in the league, JJ Redick has announced his retirement. During his time in the league, Redick was known as one of the NBA’s top shooters and has left a mark on the game as one of the greatest shooters of all time.

Contributing to the Dwight Howard era Orlando Magic, the Lob City LA Clippers, and what may have been the greatest Sixers team in nearly 20 years, JJ Redick proved to be a pivotal player on many successful teams. Redick was known as a shooter, one of the highest ability. He was so impressive, in fact, that he finished his career in the top 20 of both three-pointers made and three-point percentage.

Redick credits his decision to a combination of injuries, time away from family, Covid protocols, and not playing up to his standards. Last season there was a notable dip in his production. Redick had aged like fine wine up until then, even having his best years recently with the Philadelphia 76ers. The difference last season seemed to be the injuries as mentioned earlier, which again were a part of this decision.

JJ Redick should always be remembered by Sixers fans as one of the greatest shooters in team history. As a Sixer, Redick ranks first in made three-pointers per game (2.97), fourth in 3P% (40.7%), and sixth in total threes made (433). Redick accomplished all that in only two seasons with the Sixers.