Josh Childress

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Josh Childress
Josh Childress.jpg
Childress with the Atlanta Hawks in 2008
No. 7 – Sydney Kings
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1983-06-20) June 20, 1983 (age 31)
Harbor City, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Mayfair (Lakewood, California)
College Stanford (2001–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
20042008 Atlanta Hawks
2008–2010 Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)
20102012 Phoenix Suns
2012 Brooklyn Nets
2013 New Orleans Pelicans
2014–present Sydney Kings (Australia)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Joshua Malik "Josh" Childress (born June 20, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sydney Kings of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). He has previously played with the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA, and Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basket League and the Euroleague.

High school career[edit]

Childress attended Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California. Besides playing basketball in high school and being named a McDonald's High School All-American, he also played volleyball during his senior year. He led his high school volleyball team, the Monsoons, to an undefeated record and he was voted to the All-League volleyball team.

College career[edit]

Childress played three seasons of college basketball with Stanford, where he was named an AP first team All-American, an All-American Consensus second team honoree, the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year and the Pac-10 Conference Tournament MVP as a junior in 2004. He then declared for the 2004 NBA draft where he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the sixth overall pick, becoming the highest Stanford player to be drafted in the NBA.

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

During the 2004–05 NBA season, Childress emerged as one of two promising rookie talents for the Atlanta Hawks, along with Josh Smith; as the season went on, the two showed improved play, minutes and production. Childress ranked third among rookies in double-doubles in the 2004–05 season, behind only Emeka Okafor and Dwight Howard. He was also voted to the NBA All-Rookie second team.

Greece[edit]

In July 2008, Childress signed a three-year, $20 million contract with Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basket League and the Euroleague. The money was guaranteed and Childress had the option to opt out of the contract after each year.[1] Childress also received a Greek Nike shoe contract after signing with Olympiacos, a Nike sponsorship club. During the 2008–09 Euroleague season, he averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game. During the 2009–10 Euroleague season, he averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game.[2]

In June 2010, Childress parted ways with Olympiacos.[3]

Return to the NBA[edit]

On July 13, 2010, Childress' rights were acquired by Phoenix Suns in a trade that also sent a 2012 second-round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks. Childress then signed a five-year deal with the Suns.[4]

On July 15, 2012, after the Suns acquired the amnestied rights of Luis Scola, Childress was released by the Suns via the amnesty clause.[5]

On September 13, 2012, Childress signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[6][7] On December 29, 2012, he was waived by the Nets.[8]

On September 27, 2013, Childress signed with the Washington Wizards.[9] However, he was later waived by the Wizards on October 24, 2013.[10] On November 12, 2013, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.[11] On December 13, 2013, he was waived by the Pelicans.[12]

Australia[edit]

On August 12, 2014, Childress signed with the Sydney Kings for the 2014–15 NBL season.[13][14]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Atlanta 80 44 29.7 .470 .232 .823 6.0 1.9 .9 .4 10.1
2005–06 Atlanta 74 10 30.4 .552 .492 .766 5.2 1.8 1.2 .5 10.0
2006–07 Atlanta 55 13 36.8 .504 .338 .795 6.2 2.3 1.0 .7 13.0
2007–08 Atlanta 76 0 29.9 .571 .367 .807 4.9 1.5 .9 .6 11.8
2010–11 Phoenix 54 3 16.6 .565 .063 .492 2.9 .8 .6 .4 5.0
2011–12 Phoenix 34 0 14.4 .485 .167 .000 2.8 1.0 .4 .2 2.9
2012–13 Brooklyn 14 0 7.1 .286 .333 .500 1.1 .4 .1 .1 1.0
2013–14 New Orleans 4 0 6.0 .000 .000 .000 .8 .5 .3 .0 .0
Career 391 70 26.7 .522 .329 .779 4.7 1.6 .9 .5 9.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Atlanta 7 0 29.3 .524 .000 .500 5.7 1.6 .1 .7 7.1
Career 7 0 29.3 .524 .000 .500 5.7 1.6 .1 .7 7.1

European career statistics[edit]

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2008–09 Olympiacos Piraeus 16 15 24.3 .470 .158 .636 4.6 1.1 1.1 .5 8.8 10.4
2009–10 Olympiacos Piraeus 20 20 32.3 .523 .328 .647 4.8 1.9 1.1 .6 15.2 15.3
Career 36 35 28.7 .504 .286 .643 4.7 1.5 1.1 .6 12.4 13.1

Greek League[edit]

(Note: The Greek League's official complete season stats are the regular season and playoff stats combined together.)

Season League Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Greek League Olympiacos 25 26.8 .543 .329 .747 3.8 0.8 1.2 0.7 13.5
2009–10 Greek League Olympiacos 32 27.5 .586 .325 .697 5.3 1.4 0.9 0.6 15.3

International career[edit]

In 2000, Childress earned a silver medal as a member of the 2000 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival West Team. He also played at the 2003 Pan American Games.

Personal[edit]

Childress is featured on the box cover of ESPN College Hoops 2K5 for the PlayStation 2, published by Sega. Childress had a high school GPA of 3.5 and scored 1110 on the SAT.[15]

References[edit]

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