This is OBG news to hardcore Suns fans, but Josh Childress gave up his basketball career in Greece that allowed him easy access to cheap Ouzo, Zeus and good food to join Phoenix that has none of those things except for Steve Nash — which makes it seem like a fair trade off. With the exception of the Zeus thing.
Acquired in a sign-and-trade deal with the Atlanta Hawks who held his NBA rights. Childress first had to exercise his right placed in his contract with Euroleague powerhouse Olympiacos to return to the NBA. Originally J-Chill signed a three-year, $20 million deal with the Greek team in 2008.
Childress averaged 11.1 points over four seasons with Atlanta, shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 36 percent on 3-pointers.