Health problems, primarily a sports hernia, limited Dickerson to just 10 games over the past two NBA campaigns.
- Michael Dickerson bio
"This is a sad day for me," Dickerson said. "I am grateful to the entire Grizzlies organization for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout my career and especially the lengthy process to attempt to rehab my injuries."
Michael Dickerson, left, retired from the NBA on Saturday. (CP Photo)
Dickerson averaged 15.4 points and 2.6 assists over 212 games with the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets.
Houston selected him in the first round (14th overall) in the 1998 NBA Entry Draft.
After one year with the Rockets, Dickerson was dealt to Vancouver as part of a three-way swap that saw the draft rights to Steve Francs go from the Grizzlies to Houston. The Orlando Magic were also involved in the trade.
Dickerson excelled during his first year in Vancouver. He started all 82 games for the Grizzlies and averaged 18.2 points per game. He played in 70 contests the next year before his career was stalled by injuries.
The 28-year-old Dickerson was a member of Arizona's 1997 NCAA championship team.
with files from Canadian Press