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Post#1 Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:37 pm by Captain Erv

From David Aldridge at NBA.com:

And forward Josh Childress, who started the trend of NBA players going overseas last season by signing with Greek power Olympiacos for three years and $20 million, will visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, according to his agent, Jim Tanner. Childress can return to the NBA, but his rights would still be owned by the Atlanta Hawks, who drafted him in 2004, as a restricted free agent -- meaning the Hawks could match any offer from other teams for Childress. But Childress has not yet decided whether to stay in Greece for a second season or come back to the NBA.

Childress does not want to return to the Hawks, however.

The Bucks, who drafted point guard Brandon Jennings last week, are in desperate need of making another splash after trading Richard Jefferson to the Spurs last week and not tendering free agent forward Charlie Villanueva, who was in Detroit Wednesday talking with the Pistons.
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Post#2 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:38 pm by paulpressey25

Ha ha. Europa has a great source.......

This is pretty cool.
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Post#3 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:39 pm by Fight the Tank

I would hope we can sign and trade here.
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Post#4 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:40 pm by weezybaby856

So he is under contract for 2 more seasons in Greece and the Hawks can match any offer from a NBA team... what are the chances he plays in Milwaukee next season? probably not very good...

Inspiring news none the less, nice to see Hammond is bringin him in, he could be another nice young asset to the team we are trying to build.
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Post#5 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:42 pm by Newz

I think we might see a Sessions for Childress sign and trade, if this is true.
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Post#6 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:43 pm by buckaroo

Captain Erv wrote:From David Aldridge at NBA.com:

And forward Josh Childress, who started the trend of NBA players going overseas last season by signing with Greek power Olympiacos for three years and $20 million, will visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, according to his agent, Jim Tanner. Childress can return to the NBA, but his rights would still be owned by the Atlanta Hawks, who drafted him in 2004, as a restricted free agent -- meaning the Hawks could match any offer from other teams for Childress. But Childress has not yet decided whether to stay in Greece for a second season or come back to the NBA.

Childress does not want to return to the Hawks, however.

The Bucks, who drafted point guard Brandon Jennings last week, are in desperate need of making another splash after trading Richard Jefferson to the Spurs last week and not tendering free agent forward Charlie Villanueva, who was in Detroit Wednesday talking with the Pistons.


Interesting no other team visits mentioned. That could mean he has genuine interest in playing for MIL and not just about coming back to the NBA.
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Post#7 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:43 pm by crkone

This past season Childress was god awful at shooting. If the Bucks do sign him, I hope it was just a down year for him but he is 26 so I don't see any more upside with him.
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Post#8 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:44 pm by rrravenred

Would be chuffed to land Childress. A really good defender and glue player on both ends. The fact that he's visiting may pressage that something's been in the works for a while. Whose spot does he take? Although we're thin at SG after Redd, the SF position has a bit of a glut, with two combo players better suited (IMO) for the 3 in LRMAM and Alexander. I've not heard anything indicating that Childress wants to return to the NBA at all costs, so we'd have to offer him a decent package.

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Post#9 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:44 pm by carmelbrownqueen

:D Nice to hear, good call europa.
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Post#10 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:45 pm by MickeyDavis

I'd love to have him. Not sure why he'd pick Mil over other teams that could offer him the same cash.
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Post#11 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:48 pm by Newz

Bogut - Elson - Gadzuric
Luc - Johnson - Thomas - Allen
Childress - Alexander
Redd - Bell - Meeks - Stoudamire
Ridnour - Jennings

Could easily see that being the Buck's squad next year... Maybe a few minor deals with our expirings and/or a cheap free agent.

If we could get a reasonable power forward by packaging any of Elson, Gadzuric, Thomas, Allen, Alexander, Bell, Ridnour... I believe we could be a very solid team.
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Post#12 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:49 pm by Thunder Muscle

I would be a fan of this. I was pretty high on him 2 years ago with the Hawks.
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Post#13 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:51 pm by carmelbrownqueen

LukePliska wrote:I think we might see a Sessions for Childress sign and trade, if this is true.


Doubt it. My guess would be that Childress isn't in the Hawks immediate plans at this point. They just traded for Crawford, still need to extend Marvin Williams, decide what to do with ZaZa (whom they supposedly want to keep) and sign a starting PG (probably not Bibby I would guess).. I think they let him walk because they have a guy who is giving them decent minutes at tha same position already (Maurice Evans).
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Post#14 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:52 pm by buckaroo

LukePliska wrote:Bogut - Elson - Gadzuric
Luc - Johnson - Thomas - Allen
Childress - Alexander
Redd - Bell - Meeks - Stoudamire
Ridnour - Jennings

Could easily see that being the Buck's squad next year... Maybe a few minor deals with our expirings and/or a cheap free agent.

If we could get a reasonable power forward by packaging any of Elson, Gadzuric, Thomas, Allen, Alexander, Bell, Ridnour... I believe we could be a very solid team.


No Ersan? No Sessions?

I wonder if we are taking on a bit of the ORL model. No real PF, just a bunch a longer guys (LRMAM, Childress, JA, Ersan) a C and a PG.
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Post#15 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:54 pm by carmelbrownqueen

rrravenred wrote:Would be chuffed to land Childress. A really good defender and glue player on both ends. The fact that he's visiting may pressage that something's been in the works for a while. Whose spot does he take? Although we're thin at SG after Redd, the SF position has a bit of a glut, with two combo players better suited (IMO) for the 3 in LRMAM and Alexander. I've not heard anything indicating that Childress wants to return to the NBA at all costs, so we'd have to offer him a decent package.

Max should be feeling quite nervous right now.

Childress would be the starting SF.. nothing really for Redd to be nervous about at this point.
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Post#16 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:55 pm by Joana

Childress is overrated. His biggest strength is that he knows his limitations - and that's a frequently underappreciated skill and one I generally like a lot. But he doesn't have the quality to be a starter in a good team. And he can't shoot; if the Bucks were to add another perimeter player, it should be a better shooter than Childress.
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Post#17 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:55 pm by midranger

I've been saying that we'll use the MLE money that we cleared under the tax on someone rather than Sessions or CV for months. Childress and Bass were my two biggest targets, so I'm happy with this. Bye, bye Ramon.
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Post#18 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:56 pm by trwi7

Geez, if this isn't proof that europa is Hammond, I don't know what is. :D
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Post#19 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:56 pm by Max Green

carmelbrownqueen wrote::D Nice to hear, good call europa.
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Post#20 Re: Childress to visit Bucks tomorrow (7/2)
Wed Jul 1, 2009 6:58 pm by cam2win

Hmm interesting, definitely a guy with some talent. I agree it seems odd and random that he's coming here with no mention of other interest. Given he has 2 years left in Europe you have to think there is something to this. Curious to see who is moved to make room for him.
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