Wizards invite former 1st round pick Childress to training camp
The Washington Wizards have been hit with the injury bug early in this seasons training camp. The team has lost wingman Chris Singleton and center Emeka Okafor for long periods of time this season. With these injuries the team has reached out to former 6th overall pick out of Stanford, Josh Childress.
The team has invited Childress to training camp on a tryout only basis. Childress last played for the Brooklyn Nets last season, but has never lived up to the expectations of the #6 overall pick of the draft. Childress has career numbers of 9.2 points per game in 387 games played in the NBA. He also averages just a shade under 5 rebounds a game and a career shooting percentage of 52%.
Childress will add depth to the swingman/forward positions if he happens to make the roster. He has plenty of experience in the NBA and could help the younger players. At least if they team is without Okafor for the year, bringing in Childress will allow Nene and Kevin Seraphin to man the center position with Jan Vesely, Al Harrington, Childress, Trevor Ariza, Martell Webster and Trevor Booker.
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