Josh Childress from the Atlanta Hawks is heading to Europe to play for Greek club Olympiakos. He received a contract for 20 million over 3 years. Childress is setting a trend for other players to leave the NBA. If this trend continues, don’t be surprised to see more players leave to play overseas. One of the reasons Childress left Atlanta for Greece is because he did not get along with his coach.
If I had an opportunity to play on an average NBA team or play in Europe, I would go play in Europe. My only demand is to be paid in Euros. I would go to Europe for 20 million euros for 3 years. I hope Childress helps his team in Europe win a championship.
No longer is it about playing in the NBA but about who is willing to pay the big bucks. More and more international players do not want to play in the NBA but are returning to play in Europe for teams out there.