Josh Childress- 1st Round, 6th overall Pick in 2004 NBA Draft
Career Average: 9.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.6 AST, .09 STL
Of all the training camp call ups, Josh Childress was probably the most interesting name on the list, especially considering that he’s probably still capable of playing in the NBA. Most of the training camp invitees are either undrafted or are merely fighting for a chance to play in the NBA, but with 7 seasons under his belt, Childress could probably contribute somewhere in the NBA if given the chance.
Although the Wizards have already filled all of their roster spots, Childress could potentially end up in a Wizards jersey in the future if a trade leaves them with an open spot. He’s played a very high level of basketball throughout his entire career, and the former sixth overall pick certainly still has things to prove in the NBA. At 6’8, Childress has the length and athleticism to be an effective player in a transition offense which thrives defensively. Interestingly enough, he’d fit right in with the Wizards’ personnel, but his shooting leaves much to be desired.
With Chris Singleton out 6-8 weeks, Childress will definitely get the chance to impress the Wizards coaching staff during training camp and preseason. After all, I doubt Childress would’ve accepted the camp invite unless he thinks he could potentially end up in a Wizards uniform in the near future.