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Childress signs for NBA D-League, the Texas Legends

  • Childress signs for NBA D-League, the Texas Legends

    Sydney Kings co-captain Josh Childress has signed with NBA Development League side Texas Legends.

Sydney Kings co-captain Josh Childress has signed with NBA Development League side Texas Legends as he eyes a possible return to the big time.

The Legends claimed 32-year-old American Childress off waivers and he was expected to suit up as soon as Friday (AEDT) in the 16-team D-League, recognised as a route back to the NBA for veterans.

Several NBA teams have reportedly expressed interest in the veteran wing, the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Utah Jazz among them.

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"I'm looking forward to the opportunity and seeing where this takes me," said Childress.

"I'm going to enjoy the journey."

Despite another injury-interrupted campaign, Childress averaged 21 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.7 blocks in 13 games for the last-placed Kings in Australia's just-completed NBL season.

Childress' stint in the D-League will mark the first time he has played back in US since joining the Kings in 2014.

The eight-year NBA veteran was drafted sixth overall in 2004 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, and went on to play 398 NBA games for four different teams.

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