Sund said the Hawks would extend a qualifying offer to Josh Childress, a restricted free agent who has played in Greece the past two seasons. If Childress wants to return to the NBA, he must opt out of his contract with Olympiakos by July 15 (he reportedly hasn't made up his mind).This is a good decision. The Hawks cannot afford to lose Childress for nothing.
Extending the one-year, $4.8 million qualifying offer would allow the Hawks to maintain Childress' NBA rights. If Childress doesn't accept the offer but wants to return to the NBA, the Hawks could use him in a sign-and-trade transaction.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Hawks Will Make Qualifying Offer to Josh Childress
Somewhat hidden in this Michael Cunningham report about Mike Woodson's (officially) uncertain coaching future is this piece of hard news regarding Josh Childress: