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Emigration and the NBA - Childress to Greece?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 93Devil, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Stern's worst nightmare.

    Hopefully not a D_B.


    By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

    LAS VEGAS – In a potentially stunning move that reflects the growing challenge Europe's basketball leagues pose to the NBA, Atlanta Hawks free-agent forward Josh Childress is strongly considering a three-year, $20 million offer from Greek powerhouse Olympiakos, several league sources said Sunday night.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If that's what he's worth, than someone in the NBA should pay it.
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Maybe he'd like to see another part of the world. If basketball can allow him to do so, more power to him.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I really do not think that is the reason for the switch, but I'm guessing he can afford to fly, even if it has to be coach.
  5. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I don't know the reason for the switch, but I do know that if I had a job that could take me to faraway lands for a few years, I'd jump on it for the life experience. Maybe Childress wants to broaden his horizons and not just be a tourist.
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Or he could just be using this for negotiating leverage.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Nah, that can't be it.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    LOL salary caps
  9. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    This is not that big a deal. The free agent market has dried up, so Childress might go to Europe, probably for only a year. The deal might be for three years, but it would allow him to get out of his Greek contract and come back to the league after just one season, when there might be more NBA teams with $$ to spend. Hard to see this as the beginning of some trend where Europe is going to steal players from the NBA.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And he is not alone.
    Nachbar leaves the Nets for Moscow:

  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    Delfino gone as well.

    Not exactly starters, but they are solid bench players.
  12. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I'd rather get paid in Euros.
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