Childress, he of the now infamous decision to leave the NBA and restricted free agency to play in Greece, is now 30 years of age. Returning to the league in 2010, the once-promising player has been unable to show the flashes that were seen during his days with the Atlanta Hawks. After signing a five-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, Childress was waived via the amnesty clause only to land in Brooklyn and be released this past winter.
For his NBA career, the 6-foot-8-inch Childress has averaged 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and shot 53 percent. He could potentially be seen as an answer at the Cavaliers’ small forward position, but any playing time would be at the expense of forecasted starter Alonzo Gee as well as rookies Anthony Bennett and Sergey Karasev, added via the most recent first- and 19th-overall draft selections, respectively.
Childress is also expected to work out for the San Antonio Spurs.