Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 52

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1

    JJ Redick retires from the NBA

    Heck of a career. Jersey retired at Duke. 15 years in the NBA. An absolute legend.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outside Philly
    Quote Originally Posted by CameronDuke View Post
    Heck of a career. Jersey retired at Duke. 15 years in the NBA. An absolute legend.
    Whoa. I thought he wanted another season or two. Wonder if the right opportunity didnít present itself.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA

    My favorite Dukie of all time

    Helluva Duke career. So much better than expected NBA career. Great teammate. Phenom podcaster.

    Curious whether he'll go the announcer route, the analyst route, or the coaching route. Regardless, it will be the NBA. Redick is one record that he's not a fan of the college game.
    Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill

    President of the "Nolan Smith Should Have His Jersey in The Rafters" Club

  4. #4
    It's hard to overstate how hard Redick worked to become a very good NBA player. He set a career high in points per game (18.1) in his 13th season. That's incredible. He'll go down as one of the best 3-point shooters in NBA history and with good reason. But he worked tirelessly to ensure he was a more complete player, both at Duke and as a pro. For a guy that never made an All-Star team, he was very popular around the league. He's in the Hall of Very Good in the NBA and a college basketball legend. Not bad.

  5. #5
    Ends his career averaging 12.8 points per game, shooting 41.5% from 3, and 89.2% from the line.

    15th all time in NBA history with 1,950 career made 3-pointers.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Carolina Beach
    Quote Originally Posted by CameronDuke View Post
    Ends his career averaging 12.8 points per game, shooting 41.5% from 3, and 89.2% from the line.

    15th all time in NBA history with 1,950 career made 3-pointers.
    On PTI yesterday, Wilbon sang JJ's praises.
    Of players with at least 4500 3 point attempts his percentage is third highest.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    I'm sure JJ will have fun with his family. Having said that, it would seem that his kids are roughly three and four years old...I would not rule out the possibility that JJ might find the NBA a bit more attractive in a few months ...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    I'm sure JJ will have fun with his family. Having said that, it would seem that his kids are roughly three and four years old...I would not rule out the possibility that JJ might find the NBA a bit more attractive in a few months ...
    JJ's kids are older than that. His oldest is 7. He talked about him going to kindergarten last year on his podcast. I think his younger son is 5.

    Also, as mentioned by others yesterday, he said on his podcast that he needs Achilles surgery. Major rehab time surgery. Never say never, but I think he is done.
    Coach K on Kyle Singler - "What position does he play? ... He plays winner."

    "Duke is never the underdog" - Quinn Cook

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by tbyers11 View Post
    JJ's kids are older than that. His oldest is 7. He talked about him going to kindergarten last year on his podcast. I think his younger son is 5.

    Also, as mentioned by others yesterday, he said on his podcast that he needs Achilles surgery. Major rehab time surgery. Never say never, but I think he is done.
    ooh, did not know about the Achilles, yeah at his age that's pretty much insurmountable.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    ooh, did not know about the Achilles, yeah at his age that's pretty much insurmountable.
    From the podcast it implied that the Achilles injury was not like a rupture that needed immediate surgery, but rather something that was nagging and causing discomfort but he had been playing through it. I suspect that he only wanted to play for the Knicks or Nets but neither worked out. I would also bet he leaves the door open a tiny crack in case one of those teams (more likely the nets) have injuries and need a shooter to make a title push. As a result I suspect he will defer the surgery to leave that option open. Either way, he has had a fabulous career, is very well liked and respected in the league, had become quite a good podcaster, and deserves to do whatever makes him happy.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    From the podcast it implied that the Achilles injury was not like a rupture that needed immediate surgery, but rather something that was nagging and causing discomfort but he had been playing through it. I suspect that he only wanted to play for the Knicks or Nets but neither worked out. I would also bet he leaves the door open a tiny crack in case one of those teams (more likely the nets) have injuries and need a shooter to make a title push. As a result I suspect he will defer the surgery to leave that option open. Either way, he has had a fabulous career, is very well liked and respected in the league, had become quite a good podcaster, and deserves to do whatever makes him happy.
    ah, well, if it's not a true rupture, and if JJ tires of chasing the kids around, I agree he might succumb to a late season plea from the Nets to wander down the block and suit up....whatever, he's in a great position...

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Raleigh,NC
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    ah, well, if it's not a true rupture, and if JJ tires of chasing the kids around, I agree he might succumb to a late season plea from the Nets to wander down the block and suit up...whatever, he's in a great position...
    From the video it seemed to me that he wanted to be a more involved father and this will allow him to be there for his kids way more. You only get them for so many years. In 11 or so years, his oldest will be off to college. Time flies and you have to cherish it as a parent!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by LasVegas View Post
    From the video it seemed to me that he wanted to be a more involved father and this will allow him to be there for his kids way more. You only get them for so many years. In 11 or so years, his oldest will be off to college. Time flies and you have to cherish it as a parent!
    And by "off to college" we mean "lighting it up from 3 in CIS!!!!"

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by LasVegas View Post
    From the video it seemed to me that he wanted to be a more involved father and this will allow him to be there for his kids way more. You only get them for so many years. In 11 or so years, his oldest will be off to college. Time flies and you have to cherish it as a parent!
    very true...I'm just speculating that maybe after 4-5 months with the kids he has a slightly different perspective...though I imagine the Redicks can employ a lot of help...

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    MKE
    Quote Originally Posted by CameronDuke View Post
    Ends his career averaging 12.8 points per game, shooting 41.5% from 3, and 89.2% from the line.

    15th all time in NBA history with 1,950 career made 3-pointers.
    Since he will inevitably slide on the all-time three-pointers made list over time, it's worth noting (at least, it's worth it to me) that he climbed as high as 13th before injuries and missed games caused him to fall behind Lebron and Dame (although Dame - who is going to end up at #2 or #3 - would have caught him eventually).

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Congrats to JJ on an outstanding career on the court, and looking forward to what he does off the court going forward.

    I'm not sure how NBA retirement works, does he become a free agent? If so, I would not be surprised at all if JJ were to come out of retirement for, I dunno, a roster spot on the Brooklyn Nets, the title favorites who play in his backyard.

  17. #17

    Respect begins at home

    Latest Duke Magazine (Special Issue: Freedom) has a little article on Free Throws. On p. 37 there's a picture of Duke player #4, who is identified in the caption as "Reddick".

    A minor point. But stay with me, there's really good news. Anyone who felt let down by last season should take heart. We actually can hang another title banner! Yes, another element of the article explored a fortuitous free throw miss that led to our defeat of Butler for the national title - on April 5, 2021. Apparently Butler's Gordon Heyward (brother of Craig?) threw up a half-court prayer of a shot that missed. I'm mildly surprised the FT shooter wasn't Greg Zoubek. But it was "Bian Zoubek".

    The bad news: I haven't even proofread / fact-checked the entire 2-page article. This is just what stood out at a glance.


    Well, back to my WWII history reading. I'm up to the point where the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor to soften our defenses for the Tetris Offensive.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Manhattan
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBenAkiva View Post
    [JJ] worked tirelessly to ensure he was a more complete player, both at Duke and as a pro.
    The level of conditioning that he got to is, frankly, insane. Elite in terms of moving off-ball to get an open shot. The only other guy I see run off as many screens and have defenders chasing him all over the court is Steph Curry. (Obviously, Curry is a much different player, but this part of their game is similar.)

    On a related note, I’ll be going to a live taping of JJ’s podcast tomorrow night in Brooklyn, so I’ll give him DBR’s best.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by Native View Post
    The level of conditioning that he got to is, frankly, insane. Elite in terms of moving off-ball to get an open shot. The only other guy I see run off as many screens and have defenders chasing him all over the court is Steph Curry. (Obviously, Curry is a much different player, but this part of their game is similar.)

    On a related note, Iíll be going to a live taping of JJís podcast tomorrow night in Brooklyn, so Iíll give him DBRís best.
    Where is the taping and is it open to the public? One of my sons, big JJ fan, lives in Ridgewood, Queens and would probably attend if permitted.

    Thanks

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Manhattan
    Quote Originally Posted by MartyClark View Post
    Where is the taping and is it open to the public? One of my sons, big JJ fan, lives in Ridgewood, Queens and would probably attend if permitted.

    Thanks
    Itís at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Tickets sold out on Eventbrite pretty fastóI only got one because a friend snagged an extra. Your son might be able to scope out the secondary market for any extras, or they might be selling at the door.

Similar Threads

  1. Tony Bennett Retires
    By Tripping William in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-14-2021, 08:47 PM
  2. Elton Brand Retires
    By Billy Dat in forum Elizabeth King Forum
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 08-15-2015, 10:05 AM
  3. Pat Summitt Retires
    By burnspbesq in forum Elizabeth King Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-19-2012, 07:50 AM
  4. Gary Williams Retires
    By oakvillebluedevil in forum Elizabeth King Forum
    Replies: 78
    Last Post: 05-07-2011, 09:52 AM
  5. Favre Retires
    By mr. synellinden in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-05-2008, 06:05 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •