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Josh Childress Headed to Washington Wizards Training Camp

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There was a time when people in NBA circles were high on Josh Childress. After all, there’s a reason he was selected sixth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2004 NBA Draft. However, after seven seasons in the NBA and with some playing overseas, the buzz around Childress has pretty much entirely vanished. Now, Childress is hoping just to land another gig in the Association.

It seems like he will have the opportunity to find his way onto a roster in the coming weeks, though. According to HoopsHype, the Washington Wizards have invited Childress to training camp where the 30-year-old will try to make an NBA roster and stick.

Childress found his way onto the Brooklyn Nets last season, but only for a short while. He lasted only 14 games with them and didn’t do much for them in his time there. He was only there long enough to put up 21 shots and notch just 14 total points.

For his career, Childress has shown promise, but has never realized his full potential. In 387 career games, he has averaged 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 steals in 26.9 minutes per game while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor. However, over his last three seasons in the league, any effectiveness that he once had has been gone.

Regardless of how he performs, though, it’s hard to imagine Childress lasting beyond camp with the Wizards. With rookie Otto Porter, the re-signed Martell Webster, and Trevor Ariza already on their roster, adding a washed-up fourth small forward really doesn’t seem like a sensible move. Perhaps Childress will come out and find some new life and make it onto an NBA roster. However, it probably won’t be with the Wizards; and I also wouldn’t bet on that happening.

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There was a time when people in NBA circles were high on Josh Childress. After all, there’s a reason he was selected sixth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2004 NBA Draft. However, after seven seasons in the NBA and with some playing overseas, the buzz around Childress has pretty much entirely vanished. Now, Childress is hoping just to land another gig in the Association.

It seems like he will have the opportunity to find his way onto a roster in the coming weeks, though. According to HoopsHype, the Washington Wizards have invited Childress to training camp where the 30-year-old will try to make an NBA roster and stick.

Childress found his way onto the Brooklyn Nets last season, but only for a short while. He lasted only 14 games with them and didn’t do much for them in his time there. He was only there long enough to put up 21 shots and notch just 14 total points.

For his career, Childress has shown promise, but has never realized his full potential. In 387 career games, he has averaged 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 steals in 26.9 minutes per game while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor. However, over his last three seasons in the league, any effectiveness that he once had has been gone.

Regardless of how he performs, though, it’s hard to imagine Childress lasting beyond camp with the Wizards. With rookie Otto Porter, the re-signed Martell Webster, and Trevor Ariza already on their roster, adding a washed-up fourth small forward really doesn’t seem like a sensible move. Perhaps Childress will come out and find some new life and make it onto an NBA roster. However, it probably won’t be with the Wizards; and I also wouldn’t bet on that happening.

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