NBA Offseason: Josh Childress To Phoenix Suns for Future Draft Pick

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IJuly 11, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 05:  Josh Childress #1 of the Atlanta Hawks makes a free throw against the New Orleans Hornets  on March 5, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Hornets defeated the Hawks 116-101.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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As a follow up to my last article, it is now being reported that the Suns have officially acquired form Atlanta Hawk, Josh Childress.

The Hawks will receive a 2012 second-round pick.

The deal is worth roughly $30 million over the course of five years.

I can safely say that this is an absolute steal for the Phoenix Suns. They receive a very lengthy shooting guard that can shoot the ball and rebound.

Childress is one of the best rebounding guards in the NBA today.

With the sixth pick in the 2004 draft, Atlanta took Childress, a phenomenal guard from Stanford University.

In his rookie year, Josh averaged slightly over 10 points per game, six rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.

These stats earned him a spot on the All-rookie second team.

Childress never really established himself as a star, but he was always a very good role player that could contribute.

In July of 2008, Josh signed a three year, $20 million contract with a European basketball team known as the Olympiacos.

They also provided him with a car and house during his tenure with the ball-club.

Childress averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per contest.

Those numbers might not seem great, but they are pretty decent for a player that was on a stacked team with plenty of talent.

I'm very excited to see what Josh Childress can do for the Suns organization.

He should be an excellent contributor off the bench.

Many players can go from average to great once they join the Phoenix Suns' run-and-gun style of play.

Like I stated earlier, Phoenix got Childress in a steal of a trade. Any Suns fan should be ecstatic over the deal.

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