LISTEN: Josh Childress Gets CANDID: With Candice Wiggins

Childress at the 2016 Ultimate Hoops National Tournament in Las Vegas

Childress at the 2016 Ultimate Hoops National Tournament in Las Vegas

On the latest episode on CANDID: with Candice Wiggins, Candice welcomes Josh Childress.  Childress, currently plays for the the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. Previously, Childress played with the Atlanta HawksPhoenix SunsBrooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA, and Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basket League and the Euroleague. Childress also participated in the 2016 Ultimate Hoops National Tournament in Las Vegas, where he averaged 27.0 ppg for the tournament.

Childress grew up in Compton, California and played basketball at Mayfair High School in nearby Lakewood where he was named a McDonald's High School All-American.

After high school, Childress played three seasons of college basketball with Stanford, where he was named an AP first team All-American, an All-American Consensus second team honoree, the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year and the Pac-10 Conference Tournament MVP as a junior in 2004. He then declared for the 2004 NBA draft where he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the sixth overall pick, becoming the highest Stanford player to be drafted in the NBA.

During his rookie NBA season in 2004–05, Childress emerged as one of two promising rookie talents for the Hawks. Childress ranked third among rookies in double-doubles in the 2004–05 season, behind only Emeka Okafor and Dwight Howard. He was also voted to the NBA All-Rookie second team.

Over the next three seasons, Childress played a sixth man role for the Hawks, and in four total seasons for the franchise, he averaged 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 285 games with 67 starts.

In July 2008, Childress signed a three-year contract with the Greek team Olympiacos Piraeus. In 2010, Childress' rights were acquired by Phoenix Suns in a trade that also sent a 2012 second-round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks. Childress then signed a five-year deal with the Suns.

In 2014, Childress signed with the Sydney Kings for the 2014–15 NBL season. Most recently, in 2016, Childress played for the the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League