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Josh Childress is still garnering NBA interest

Jul 29, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

Josh Childress, Draymond Green AP

Josh Childress certainly isn’t as highly regarded as he was when he decided to leave an offer on the table from the Atlanta Hawks and instead go overseas in the summer of 2008. That doesn’t mean the swingman isn’t still coveted by NBA teams, though, because he’s apparently narrowed his options down to three teams he’s considering playing for next season.

Childress scored a total of 14 points in 14 appearances for the Brooklyn Nets last season, but Shams Charania of Real GM reports that the 6-foot-8 wing will play for either the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings or an unknown mystery team for the league minimum next season. So don’t worry, fans of teams other than the Kings or Sixers — your team may still be in the running to sign the former Stanford star.

Childress apparently turned down a “lucrative” offer from Greek powerhouse Olympiacos to stay in the NBA this season, but one has to think he might’ve been better off heading into the sunset and making good money in Europe for the duration of his career. After all, a player that has gone just 1-for-3 from the free-throw line over the past two seasons (in 591 minutes, no less) surely isn’t using the athleticism he was once known for … and his 5-for-27 stat line from beyond the arc suggests that he isn’t getting it done while avoiding contact outside of the lane, either.

Regardless of the big-money overseas offers, injury issues and waning overall play in the NBA, though, interest from NBA teams is obviously still there for Childress. Let’s hope Childress makes the most of it, then, and is able to return to his Sixth Man Extraordinaire status of yesteryear.

  1. genericcommenter - Jul 29, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    This guy inexplicable lost the ability to shoot, at all. His %s across the board basically cut in half and then in half again, until they couldn’t drop any lower. It’s one thing to not get to the line, but he can’t even hit a shot.

    • adamsjohn714 - Jul 30, 2013 at 5:21 AM

      his TS% for his career is 59%, and the two seasons where it was significantly lowered (50% and 32%) he played a grand total of 591 minutes. To me, he’s a really good player, almost like a Thabo Sefolosha. Certainly worth much more than the league minimum, but, lots of NBA front offices are dumb. oh well

  2. dopekidz83 - Jul 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    He’s an amazing athlete that can get it done on the defensive end but when it comes to offense, he’s pretty much limited to layups and dunks. I’m glad the Suns were able to amnesty him cause he just wasn’t worth the $7 million a year in his contract(Thanks, Babby & Blanks).

  3. 00maltliquor - Jul 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Was the two same pics necessary?

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 29, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      It’s a Spot the Difference…. I think 😀

  4. sunsation3413 - Jul 29, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Suns should have kept him and kicked Beasley to the curb.

    • adamsjohn714 - Jul 30, 2013 at 5:21 AM

      understatement of the century.

      • adamsjohn714 - Jul 30, 2013 at 5:22 AM

        beasley is bargnani bad

  5. wwttww - Jul 29, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    …that summer night in ’04 when Billy Knight selected him over Deng still haunts me.

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