Childress in the NBA started 44 games in his rookie season, but only 23 games in his following 3 years with the Hawks (including 0 in his last season before he left). He also never started in a playoff game (only played 7 playoff games.)... they only made the playoffs once when he was on the Hawks
Get your facts straight.
He didnt work out in the NBA, so he went to Greece.. (got a 20$ contract) where he became an all star...
Childress' style of play really didn't fit in with Euroball. I saw the same when Orien Greene came over to play for Amsterdam. He was easily the most talented/gifted player on the squad, but he played a different type of ball.
13 NBA starts (in 167 games), averaging 12 MPG. NBA scrub. In Europe, he didn't work out... not because he didnt have the talent, but because he didnt fit in. His coach said: "Von Wafer had a totally different philosophy than ours and could not adapt to ours. If someone is not up for it even to try, then he better stop doing it altogether". Same problem with Childress pretty much..
Guys have more talent, but play a different game.
18 NBA starts, 379 games played.. 15.7 MPG. No playoff starts, ever. Averaged just 14MPG in the playoffs. Goes to Greece - Makes All star.
, eventhough he doesnt fit in
Started about half of the games he played in in the NBA and was a decent roleplayer, just like he was in Moscow, Turkey and Croatia..
And he's a euro btw
Started 25 out of the 119 games he played - all for none playoff/horrible teams. Has some talent, but is always out of shape.. No team in the NBA wants him.. Total NBA scrub. Goes to Turkey and becomes a roleplayer on a championship winning team
Started just 25 NBA games (317 played). Played in 18 playoff games (just 12.4 MPG). Decent bench player in the NBA, just like he is now in Turkey
Played some pretty good ball in Moscow too.
They were scrubs, bench players on none playoff teams and become roleplayers/starters/allstars in Europe!!