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  1. G-man

    G-man Starter

    Aug 15, 2005
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    Childress headed for 2nd year in Greece
    Charles Odum - AP Sports Writer

    ATLANTA – Josh Childress said Friday the Atlanta Hawks' "hardball" negotiations forced him to return for a second season in Greece with Olympiakos.

    Childress signed a three-year, $20 million deal with Olympiakos last year after scoring in double figures in each of his four seasons with the Hawks.

    The Hawks retained rights to Childress, who as a restricted free agent could negotiate with other NBA teams. Meanwhile, Childress also faced a Wednesday deadline to commit to his return to Greece.

    Childress and his agent, Jim Tanner, said in a telephone interview on Friday that they visited Milwaukee and had interest from other teams. They said those teams couldn't reach an agreement with the Hawks.

    "I knew I didn't have a ton of time and honestly didn't want a ton of time," Childress said, referring to this week's deadline with Olympiakos. "If (the Hawks) wanted to get something done it would get done early."

    The Hawks will again retain the NBA rights to Childress after next season. Childress said "it's not out of the question at all" for him to return to Atlanta.

    "I just think there needs to be some kind of agreement where both parties meet in the middle," he said. "This idea of hardball is kind of old. I'm not the type of guy that's gonna bad mouth and do all the other things. I've kind of been the kind of guy who wants to move forward and get something done."

    Childress headed for 2nd year in Greece - Yahoo! News
  2. linwood

    linwood All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion

    Sep 2, 2005
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    Seattle, WA
    It's hard to see the downside of being paid 20 million dollars to spend 3 years in Greece playing basketball.
  3. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Oct 9, 2005
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    Georgetown, KY
    No root beer? That's about it.

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