Josh Childress

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Josh Childress
Josh Childress.jpg
Childress with the Atlanta Hawks in 2008.
Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1983-06-20) June 20, 1983 (age 30)
Harbor City, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
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 playing career 2004–present
Career history
20042008 Atlanta Hawks
2008–2010 Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)
20102012 Phoenix Suns
2012 Brooklyn Nets
2013 New Orleans Pelicans
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 last played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA. He has previously played with the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets of the NBA, and Olympiacos Piraeus in the Greek League[1] 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]

Josh Childress then played three seasons of college basketball with Stanford, where he was named an AP First Team All American, an All-American Consensus Second Team member, 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 and was a first-round pick, number six overall, the highest a Stanford player has ever been drafted.

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.

Europe[edit]

On July 23, 2008, Josh Childress accepted and signed an unprecedented 3 year $20 million net income contract with the Euroleague club Olympiacos Piraeus.[1][2] The contract was equal to and worth the same as a 3 year $32.5 million NBA contract,[3] not including that Childress would also have his local taxes and agent fees paid for by Olympiacos as well. In addition, the contract also provided Childress with a house and a car.

Childress would then be making, in total, a salary with the Olympiacos that was equal to about $13.3 million per season in the NBA. The contract also included opt-out options after each of the first two seasons. Childress also received a Greek Nike shoe contract after signing with Olympiacos Piraeus, a Nike sponsorship club.

He had been offered a 5 year $33 million gross income deal by the Atlanta Hawks,[4] but he turned it down because it was significantly less money than Olympiacos offered him. Childress averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game during the Euroleague 2008-09 season.[5]

Return to the NBA[edit]

In 2010, Childress was acquired from the Atlanta Hawks by the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a future second-round draft pick,[6] which became Mike Scott.

During the 2011 NBA lockout, Childress said he would not consider playing overseas. He cited concerns with reliability of getting paid, differences in coaching styles, and lower standards of business travel compared to the NBA.[7][8]

On July 15, 2012, after the Suns had acquired the amnestied rights of Luis Scola, the Suns had announced that they used their amnesty clause on Childress. Because he was amnestied, he would still receive the remainder of his contract with the Suns (3 years, $21 million), but his contract would not be a part of their salary cap.

Childress signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the Brooklyn Nets on September 13, 2012.[9][10] On December 29, 2012, Childress was waived by the Nets.[11]

On September 27, 2013, Childress signed with the Washington Wizards.[12] However, he was waived on October 24.[13] On November 12, 2013, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.[14] On December 13, 2013, he was waived by the Pelicans.[15]

United States national basketball team[edit]

Childress also played with the junior national teams of the United States. With the USA's junior national team, he won a silver medal with the 2000 Youth Development Festival West Team. He also played at the 2003 Pan American Games.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

High school[edit]

College[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Miscellaneous[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.[16]

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]

[17]
(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 .7 13.5
2009-10 Greek League Olympiacos 32 27.5 .586 .325 .697 5.3 1.4 0.9 .6 15.3

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