Oh boy, it’s the first big Eurocentric rumor of the 2010-11 season! According to TalkBasket.net and a few other sources, Olympiacos has informed Josh Childress that the club would like him not be to re-up with the Reds in his option year. One wonders if this information was passed on before or after Tuesday’s announcement that Childress had been named to the EΣAKE all-league team.
On Thursday, the Atlanta Hawks put in their qualifying order to Childress, thereby giving him the status of restricted free agent and allowing the Hawks to match any offer made to their one-time forward.
And the Childress-out-of-Olympiacos gossip has even propagated a little second-generation rumor: Talk Basket and BasketNet.gr are reporting that Olympiacos is looking to advance an offer to Ramunas Sisakauskas, who is leaving CSKA Moscow. Apparently, a second (very) interested party in Ettore Messina’s favorite Lithuanian is Real Madrid.
Wow, those are some big names to be throwing around so early in the offseason, eh? And folks in the ‘States thought their free-agency market was wacky…
Of course, until any of this is really verified, BallinEurope has to consider it conjecture. Interesting conjecture to be sure, but conjecture nonetheless.