Report: Josh Childress signs with Nuggets, becomes 1st player from BIG3 League to sign with NBA team
Following a BIG3 stint this summer as a member of the Ball Hogs, Josh Childress has agreed to a deal with the Denver Nuggets, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. The deal would make him the first player from Ice Cube’s popular three-on-three basketball league to make his way to the NBA.
Childress got off to a decent start to his NBA career after being drafted sixth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2004 NBA Draft, but after four seasons and a voluntary leave to play in Greece, his career in the league wasn’t really ever the same. Now it’s about to get a second wind, as the lanky 6-foot-8 forward gets a new chance in The Association after being waived by three different teams (Brooklyn Nets in 2012, Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans in 2013).
The 34-year-old is likely on the last hurrah of his pro basketball career and stands to make more of what he could’ve made a decade ago, where the market for his services seemed better overseas than staying in the league.
Childress is one of many former NBA players that can use the BIG3 stage to catapult to a potential roster spot, but as of now stands as the one and only to have net this opportunity.
The former Stanford standout shot an effective 56 percent from the field during the inaugural season of the BIG3.