A fixture with the Atlanta Hawks after being taken sixth overall in the 2004 NBA Draft, Childress made the surprising and unexpected decision to bolt the league for Europe during the summer of 2008. Signing a three-year, $20 million deal with Olympiacos in Greece, he ended up making well above what he would've by staying in Atlanta.
However, the actual on-court production of Childress tailed off in recent years. He led the Greek league in scoring during his second year there, but he's been unable to find a major role since returning the NBA. Over the past three seasons, a core part of his prime, he's played just 102 games.