Suns Amnesty Josh Childress

The busy Suns have amnestied Josh Childress, according to a tweet from SI.com's Sam Amick. Posting the worst scoring and rebounding averages of his career over the past two seasons, the 28-year-old will end a disappointing campaign with Phoenix with $13.68MM guaranteed over the next two years, and a $7.31MM player option for the 2014/15 season. 

In the summer of 2008, Childress famously turned down a five-year, $33MM contract offer from the Hawks in favor of a three-year deal with the Euroleague's Olympiacos Piraeus club. The decision ultimately deterred what had promise to be a productive NBA career. 

For the Suns, this move likely comes as a direct result of their decision to claim Luis Scola off the amnesty wire. It allows them more cap space to possibly go after free agent guard O.J. Mayo, a player they met with earlier this week. 

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6 Comments on "Suns Amnesty Josh Childress"


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remyngtin
2 years 11 months ago

see ya

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dc21892
2 years 11 months ago

If they can land Mayo, they will have a solid starting 5 with a decent bench.

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Boston2az200
2 years 11 months ago

Why is the claiming of Scola a “knee-jerk reaction”? For 3.3 mil per year, it seems like a strengthening of the center position.

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DominicanDanny
2 years 11 months ago

He will go unclaimed and be an unrestricted free agent. It seems like he went overseas and forgot how to play to basketball. I expect him to end up with the Knicks, as Woodson was his former coach in Atlanta and they will use him as Landry Fields replacement. One Stanford guy replacing another.

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Sargeant_Snippy
2 years 11 months ago

Whoa, wait a second I’m confused. You mean 2.9 points per game and 16.7% from 3 PT line is not worth $21 mil?

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Michael Jenkins
2 years 11 months ago

I wish I could like this about 400 times. Thank god that contract is gone! Now lets sign Mayo and Redd! Go Suns!