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Josh Childress
Childress with the Atlanta Hawks in 2008.
Childress with the Atlanta Hawks in 2008.
Nickname J-Chill
Afro Thunder
Position Shooting Guard
Small Forward
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
League Greek League
Euroleague
Team Olympiacos Piraeus
Number 6
Born June 20, 1983 (1983-06-20) (age 26)
Harbor City, California
Nationality American
High school Mayfair
College Stanford
Draft 6th overall, 2004
Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2004–present
Former teams Atlanta Hawks (2004-08)
Awards NBA All-Rookie Second Team 2005

Joshua ("Josh") Malik Childress (born June 20, 1983 in Harbor City, California) is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays with the pro club Olympiacos Piraeus in the Greek League[1] and the Euroleague.

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Amateur career

Childress attended Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California. Besides basketball, he also played volleyball during his senior year, and led the Monsoons to an undefeated record. He then played three seasons at Stanford, where he was an AP 1st-Team All American and the Pac-10 player of the year as a junior in 2004. He declared for the 2004 NBA draft and was a first-round pick, number six overall, the highest a Stanford player has ever been drafted.

Pro career

NBA

During the 2004-05 NBA season Childress emerged as one of two promising rookie talents for the Atlanta Hawks, along with Josh Smith; the two showed improved play, minutes, and production. Childress ranked third among rookies in double-doubles in the 2004-05 season, behind only Emeka Okafor and Dwight Howard.

Greece

On July 23, 2008, Josh Childress accepted and signed an unprecedented 3 year $20 million net income contract with the Euroleague club Olympiacos Piraeus.[1][2] The contract was equal to and worth the same as a 3 year $32.5 million NBA contract,[3] meaning Childress would make the same as a $10.833 million per year NBA salary. The contract included opt-out options after each of the first two seasons.

Childress also received a Greek Nike shoe contract after signing with Olympiacos Piraeus, a Nike sponsorship club. He had been offered a 5 year $33 million gross income deal by the Atlanta Hawks,[4] but he turned it down because it was significantly less money than Olympiacos offered him. Childress averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game during the Euroleague 2008-09 season.[5]

Personal life

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004-05 Atlanta 80 44 29.7 .470 .232 .823 6.0 1.9 .9 .4 10.1
2005–06 Atlanta 74 10 30.4 .552 .492 .766 5.2 1.8 1.2 .5 10.0
2006–07 Atlanta 55 13 36.8 .504 .338 .795 6.2 2.3 1.0 .6 13.0
2007–08 Atlanta 76 0 29.9 .571 .367 .807 4.9 1.5 .9 .6 11.8
Career 285 67 31.3 .522 .360 .799 5.6 1.8 1.0 .5 11.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Atlanta 7 0 29.3 .524 .000 .500 5.7 1.6 .1 .7 7.1
Career 7 0 29.3 .524 .000 .500 5.7 1.6 .1 .7 7.1

European career statistics

Euroleague

[7]

SEASON LEAGUE TEAM GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008-09 Euroleague Olympiacos 16 24.2 .470 .158 .636 4.6 1.1 1.1 .5 8.8

Greek League

[8][9]

SEASON LEAGUE TEAM GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008-09 Greek League Olympiacos 25 26.8 .543 .329 .747 3.8 0.8 1.2 .7 13.5

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