Phoenix Suns: Josh Childress Returned from Greece, but Probably Shouldn't Have
Josh Childress took two years off from NBA life to storm the courts in Greece. His return to the NBA with the Phoenix Suns did not go as he'd have liked it to
As a young guy with the Atlanta Hawks, Josh Childress had the look of a borderline All-Star. As a rookie, he averaged 10.1 points, six rebounds and a steal in starting 44 games. His next three seasons were comparable before he left for Greece.
The Phoenix Suns traded for him last summer, then signed him to a deal that still has four years and over $26 million left. That's a lot of money for a guy to play 16.6 minutes per game.
Maybe the Suns have increased minutes alloted for Childress next year. After all, Vince Carter is gracefully gone, Mickael Pietrus has a player option and Grant Hill is a free agent.
If those three don't return to Phoenix, Childress assumes a lot of the vacated minutes. If Hill and/or Pietrus come back, the situation will look similar for Childress to 2010-2011.
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