August 1, 2014

NBA News: Josh Childress to work out for Cavs

Veteran swingman Josh Childress is expected to work out for the Cleveland Cavaliers at some point over the next two weeks. This report comes from HoopsHype.com.

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.

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  • Vindictive_Pat

    Hard pass. I don’t see any reason to believe that Childress will get back to his 2005-2008 level.

  • mgbode

    what if we are trying to assemble the “All Hair” team though?

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I would have been all about that after the 2009-2010 season. If you can’t win games, you can at least sport some amazing hair.

  • Harv 21

    Working a guy out is not the same as signing him but it’s late August. Maybe it’s just a little sumpin’-sumpin’ to make sure Gee is working out this off-season.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Someone laughing on line 2.

  • mgbode

    the last member of our bench needs to do something positive for our team though. perhaps it’ll end up being Karasev screaming Russian obsenities at officials. but, not sure who is going to replace Gibson’s signature cuts or Luke Walton’s Walton-ness.

  • BenRM

    It’s never bad to add depth as long as it isn’t cost prohibitive.

  • saggy

    a “source” tells me that “josh childress” is actually code for “Gloria James”