PHOENIX - OCTOBER 19: Josh Childress #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the preseason NBA game against the Golden State Warriors at US Airways Center on October 19 2010 in Phoenix Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Josh Childress
Josh Childress, the 6'9" forward amnestied by the Suns in July, has agreed to a one year, non-guaranteed deal. Howard Beck tweeted the news shortly after 5 p.m. Childress worked out with the Nets on Tuesday morning, meeting with Billy King and Avery Johnson as well. Childress himself confirmed the signing in a tweet: "Looking forward to the opportunity in Brooklyn. #GodisGood."
Childress, 29, is now the leading candidate to back up Gerald Wallace at the small forward. He had four productive years with the Hawks, then spent two disappointing years with Olympiacos in Greece before returning before the 2010-11 season. He signed a five year, $33.5 million with the Suns, who finally decided to dump him as part of the CBA's amnesty provision. He will be paid $21 million over the next three years by the Suns. Any money he earns with the Nets will be deducted from what Phoenix owes him.
- Josh Childress Set to Sign with the Nets - Howard Beck - New York Times
- Nets add Josh Childress, Andray Blatch to one-year deals - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- Brooklyn Nets OK deal with free agent forward Josh Childress - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
Free agent Josh Childress agrees to deal with Nets - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger