Childress with the Atlanta Hawks in 2008.
|Small forward / Shooting guard|
June 20, 1983 |
Harbor City, California
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|2008–2010||Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)|
|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. He has previously played with the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets of the NBA, and Olympiacos Piraeus in the Greek A1 League and the Euroleague.
High school career 
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 
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 
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.
On July 23, 2008, Josh Childress accepted and signed an unprecedented 3 year $20 million net income contract with the Euroleague club Olympiacos Piraeus. The contract was equal to and worth the same as a 3 year $32.5 million NBA contract, 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 $15 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, 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.
Return to the NBA 
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.
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.
United States national basketball team 
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 
High school 
- All-Pac-10 Conference Freshman Team Honorable Mention (2002)
- All-Pac 10 Conference Team Honorable Mention (2003)
- All-Pac 10 Conference First Team (2004)
- Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year (2004)
- Pac-10 Conference Tournament MVP (2004)
- AP First Team All American (2004)
- All-American Consensus Second Team (2004)
Professional career 
NBA career statistics 
|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|
Regular season 
European career statistics 
Greek League 
(Note: The Greek League's official complete season stats are the regular season and playoff stats combined together.)
- Report: Ex-Hawk Childress signs with Greek club team.
- Euroleague-Josh Childress at Olympiacos Piraeus.
- AJC.com Childress leaving Hawks to join Greek franchise - Restricted free agent signs $32.5 million deal with Olympiakos of Greece.
- ESPN.com article Childress spurned a five-year offer worth an estimated $33 million from the Atlanta Hawks.
- Euroleague.net Josh Childress 2008-09.
- Suns Acquire Josh Childress
- Bucher, Ric (July 12, 2011). "Perils abound when heading to Europe". ESPN The Magazine. Retrieved July 29, 2011.(subscription required)
- Dwyer, Kelly (July 13, 2011). "Josh Childress has stern words for those looking to go overseas". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on July 29, 2011.
- Brooklyn Nets sign Josh Childress
- Brooklyn Nets sign Josh Childress
- Brooklyn Nets Release Josh Childress
- "Smooth Childress reminiscent of some classics". CNN. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- Esake.gr Josh Childress stats (Greek)/(English).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Josh Childress|
- NBA.com Profile
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Josh Childress' NBA Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
- Basketpedya.com Profile
- Greek A1 League Profile (Greek)/(English)
- Thamel, Pete (2008-10-12). "Big, Fat Greek Contract Makes Europe Irresistible". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-13.