After playing for the Brooklyn Nets last season and appearing in just 14 games, forward Josh Childress is on a mission to continue his career in the NBA. Taking a break to play overseas in Greece back in 2008, Childress left some money on the table from the Atlanta Hawks in favor of heading to Europe.
Though he isn’t as big of a name as he was prior to his trip overseas, Childress is still gaining interest from teams around the league for this upcoming season. The 30-year old forward has narrowed his choices down to three teams, according to NBC’s ProBasketballTalk. Childress desires to play for the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and an unnamed mystery team that has yet to be revealed.
Childress is apparently in the business of turning down sure-fire offers. He had an offer from the Olympiacos of Greece, one of the top teams overseas, and the offer was said to be fairly “lucrative.”
But again, he disappointed somebody and elected to come back to the NBA. For the Kings, Childress would be an intriguing option off the bench. He is a career 52 percent shooter from the floor and has also averaged 4.8 rebounds over seven professional seasons.
Both the Kings and 76ers are considered to be in rebuilding mode for the most part and Sacramento has just a bit more intriguing roster in place with DeMarcus Cousins, Greivis Vasquez and Marcus Thornton at the core. Not to mention, the addition of rookie guard Ben McLemore could prove to be a big part of their future.
If Childress can avoid injury and revert back to even a portion of his former self, the Kings would get quite a savvy veteran. For his sake, let’s hope he makes the best decision in regards to his opportunity not only to win, but to play some significant minutes.