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Otto Porter Makes Surprise Retirement Announcement After Jazz Release

The 11-year veteran wing called it a career on Monday after his release from Utah.
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In just a bit over a month since being traded to the Utah Jazz, Otto Porter has decided to retire from the NBA after 11 seasons after being released by the team on Monday.

Porter was brought into Utah from the Toronto Raptors as a part of the Kelly Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji deal, and while discussions of a potential buyout took place in the days following the trade, Porter has ultimately opted to hang it up at 30 years old due to some injury concerns.

The Jazz sent a message to Twitter/X on Porter's announcement:

"For the past 11 years, I had the chance to live my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. That dream was capped by winning an NBA Championship! Unfortunately, my body is not allowing me to play at the level that I expect of myself, and I have therefore decided to retire."

Porter was the third-overall pick out of Georgetown by the Washington Wizards in the 2013 NBA Draft. During his time in the league, he has averages of 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 527 games played. He also took home an NBA championship in 2022 with the Golden State Warriors.

While he didn't suit up for the Jazz, Porter put together a respectable career for multiple teams for over a decade and capped things off with a championship ring. You can't ask for much more.

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