Veteran guard JJ Redick announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday after 15 years in the league.

Redick made the announcement on his Old Man and the Three podcast, reading a prepared statement before speaking from the heart regarding his decision.

While he noted there were multiple factors that led to his retirement, Redick primarily pointed toward the need to eventually undergo surgery to repair an Achilles injury.

Redick, 37, averaged 7.4 points on 39.7 percent shooting (37.1 percent from three-point range) for the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks last season. The Pels dealt Redick to Dallas prior to the March 25 trade deadline.