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The Best NBA Players Who Retired In 2019  

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List Rules Vote up the best NBA players who retired In 2019

Just because an NBA player retires does not mean their legacy won’t live on. The average career length for NBA players is 4.8 years, according to Business Insider. Most of the NBA players on this list have played for much longer than the average. In this time they have played through countless injuries and made an impact on the game. Look to the retired numbers on each team to get an idea of the most memorable players to play on the court.

Surefire Hall of Famers like Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki, among the best basketball players of all time, announced they were stepping away earlier this year, while players like Gerald Henderson Jr. and Al Jefferson have been away from the game for years but are only now making their retirements official.

Such short careers ensure prominent players in the NBA players retire every year. Look to this list for a running record of basketball players retiring in 2019. Check back regularly to see if older NBA players like Vince Carter retire this year. Vote up the players who declared their retirement in 2019 and had the biggest impact on the game during their career.

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Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players Who Retired In 2019
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NBA Champion (2016)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006)

Position: Power forward, Center

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: White Plains, New York

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Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players Who Retired In 2019
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2x NBA All-Star (2012-2013)
2005 All-Rookie first team
2007 NBA Sportsmanship Award

Position: Small forward

Nationality: United Kingdom

Birthplace: Wau, South Sudan

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Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players Who Retired In 2019
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All-NBA Third Team (2014)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)

Position: Power forward, Center

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Monticello, Mississippi, United States of America

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Darren Collison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players Who Retired In 2019
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NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States of America

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