NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards celebrates his three point shot in the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Utah Jazz forward Otto Porter Jr. announced Monday that he would be retiring from the NBA after an 11-year career due to injuries.

The Jazz, who traded for Porter in February, released a statement on Porter’s behalf on Monday night.

“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 announced.

Originally drafted third overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, Porter spent his first six seasons with the Wizards, playing in the same home arena as he played at during his two seasons with the Georgetown Hoyas, the second of which saw Porter take home the Big East Player of the Year Award.

In his time with Washington, Porter averaged 10.7 points per game. He was traded to the Chicago Bulls where he remained until being dealt to the Orlando Magic in February of 2021. Porter finished out the season with the Magic and then signed with the Golden State Warriors for the veteran minimum, which saw him capture his only NBA Championship, as the Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals.

Porter then signed with the Toronto Raptors but appeared in just 23 games over two seasons while dealing with a variety of injuries.

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