NBA Players Who Retired In 2022

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Vote up the retired NBA players based on their overall careers.

All the NBA players who retire in 2022 will leave a lasting legacy that lives on. While the average NBA retirement age for players is 33 years old, according to Basketball Prospectus, most of the NBA players on this list have played for longer than the average. Whether they're finishing their careers as top NBA stars or calling it quits after a few up-and-down seasons, all these basketball players retiring in 2022 have given the game their all. Look to this list regularly to see the best NBA players who retired in 2022, either because it was their time or because injuries cut a promising career short.

The first big name NBA hoops star to choose retirement in 2022 was former Houston Rockets swingman, Chandler Parsons, who played with four different teams over the course of his nine-year career but made the biggest impact in Houston, where he landed on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and was a great shooter alongside James Harden.

Take a look at the recently retired NBA players list below and vote up the basketball stars you'll miss most, or those you think contributed the most to the game. 


  • Jamal Crawford
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    Announced retirement on March 21, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    3× NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2010, 2014, 2016)
    NBA Teammate of the Year (2018)
    All-time NBA leader in four-point plays
    Oldest player to score 50+ points in an NBA game
    First player to have 50-point outings with four franchises
    2nd player in NBA history to score 10,000+ career points off the bench


    Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 2000 to 2020. He is regarded as one of the best ball handlers in NBA history, and along with Lou Williams, is the only three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner.
    • Position: Point guard, Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
    • Teams: Chicago Bulls (2000-2004), New York Knicks (2004-2008), Golden State Warriors (2008-2009), Atlanta Hawks (2009-2011), Portland Trail Blazers (2011-2012)
  • Jeff Teague
    Photo: SusanLesch / CC-BY 4.0

    Announced retirement on March 9, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    NBA champion (2021)
    NBA All-Star (2015)


    Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American former professional basketball player who is a regional scout for the Atlanta Hawks. Teague played college basketball for Wake Forest University before being selected 19th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Hawks. He made an appearance as an NBA All-Star in 2015 and won an NBA championship in 2021 with the Milwaukee Bucks.
    • Position: Point guard
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Teams: Atlanta Hawks (2009–2016, 2020), Indiana Pacers (2016–2017), Minnesota Timberwolves (2017–2020), Boston Celtics (2020–2021)
  • Chandler Parsons
    Photo: Atlanta Hawks / Instagram

    Announced retirement on January 18, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2012)


    Chandler Evan Parsons (born October 25, 1988) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the University of Florida and was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
    • Position: Small forward
    • Birthplace: Casselberry, Florida
    • Teams: Houston Rockets (2011-2014), Dallas Mavericks (2014-2016), Memphis Grizzlies (2016-2019), Atlanta Hawks (2019-2020)
  • Tyrell Terry
    Photo: Legion Hoops / Twitter

    Tyrell Terry

    Announced retirement on December 16, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    First rd pick (2020)
    13 career games 
    13 career points scored 

    • Position: Point Guard
    • Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota
    • Teams: Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks
  • Jodie Meeks
    Photo: Keith Allison / flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0

    Announced retirement on September 3, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    NBA champion (2019)


    Orestes Jodie Meeks II (born August 21, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the University of Kentucky. On January 13, 2009, he gained national recognition by breaking the Kentucky single-game scoring record with 54 points in a nationally televised game on ESPN against Tennessee. In the same game, he broke the university's single-game three-point record by making 10 three-pointers. Meeks won the 2019 NBA championship as a member of the Toronto Raptors.
    • Position: Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
    • Teams: Milwaukee Bucks (2009-2010), Philadelphia 76ers (2010-2012), Los Angeles Lakers (2012-2014), Detroit Pistons (2014-2016), Orlando Magic (2016-2017)
  • Gustavo Ayón
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    Announced retirement on August 20, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    1 of 5 Mexicans to ever play in the NBA
    Mexico's All Time NBA Leader in Rebounds per Game, Blocks per Game, and Steals per Game 


    Gustavo Alfonso Ayón Aguirre (born April 1, 1985) is a Mexican former professional basketball player. He played three seasons in the NBA. He also represents the senior Mexican national basketball team in international national team competitions. Standing at a height of 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), he plays at the center position. Ayon is a two−time All-EuroLeague Second Team selection.
    • Position: Power forward, Center
    • Birthplace: Tepic, Mexico
    • Teams: New Orleans Hornets (2011-2012), Orlando Magic (2012-2013), Milwaukee Bucks (2013), Atlanta Hawks (2013-2014)