Jared Dudley will no longer join the Lakers as they contend for the championship this upcoming season because he will be retiring after playing in the league for 14 years. He is looking forward to joining Dallas as a coach.
Despite just being a role player and having limited minutes for the Lakers, Dudley is still a major contributor in terms of motivating his teammates from the bench. Dudley, McGee, and other loud-yellers from the bench were always enhancing the confidence of their teammates who are on the floor.
The veteran wingman played for seven different teams in the league, namely, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Brooklyn Nets, the Phoenix Suns, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Charlotte Hornets, the team that he was drafted by back in 2007.
In his last season with the purple and gold, Dudley only played for twelve games and averaged .5 points, 1.8 rebounds, .4 assists on 22.2% shooting from the field, and 33.3% from outside the arc.
Overall, the veteran played 904 games while averaging 7.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists on 46.3% shooting from the field, and 39.3% from beyond the three-point line.
Dudley confirms his retirement via Twitter. In his post, he thank LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Jeanie Buss, the president of the Los Angeles Lakers and the controlling owner of the team. Not only them but the entire Laker family as well.
He will be putting an end to his playing days and will join the Dallas Mavericks as one of the coaching staff.