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After the departure of Amar'e Stoudemire, Josh Childress was the big offseason acquisition for the Phoenix Suns. And boy, did the team mess up his contract.
Childress was given a five-year, $34 million deal and ended up playing in only 54 games. That means he earned over $120,370 a game for playing only 16.6 minutes per game on average.
No way in heck should someone making that much money play that little; either Childress needs to play more or he has to go. It's just a financial burden to have that much money sit on the bench.
Childress definitely has the talent to play more in the rotation, but his playing time depends solely on the number of wings in front of him. When you're a wing player on the Suns who's not performing very well, it's tough to play much simply because of the multitude of players that could take your spot.
I expect Childress will either be subject to the new amnesty clause or given a bigger amount of playing time. I have a hunch Suns fans are hoping for the first option, though.