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Jon Leuer retires from the NBA after battling injuries the past three years

by Adam Koffler | Sun, May 24th 4:31pm EDT

Pistons F Jon Leuer said on social media that he is officially retiring from the NBA after battling with injuries the past three years. (Jon Leuer on Twitter)

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In his Instagram post, Leuer said, “ I love the game of basketball. I still want to play, but I know deep down it’s not the right decision for my health anymore. The past 3 years I’ve dealt with a number of injuries, including 2 that kept me out this whole season. It’s taken me a while to come to grips with this, but I’m truly at peace with my decision to officially retire.” Leuer last played for the Detroit Pistons in 2018-19, but didn’t get to play at all in 2019-20. In his eight-year career, the former second-round pick out of Wisconsin played for five NBA teams, averaging 6.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game. He never got through a full 82-game season, and played his best year in 2016-17 with the Pistons, when he averaged 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He ended his post by saying, “I’m grateful for this incredible ride and everyone who helped me along the way.” Good luck to Leuer in his retirement.

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