PHOENIX - JULY 14: Josh Childress of the Phoenix Suns speaks during a press conference at US Airways Center on July 14 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)
The Nets aren't taking much of a risk (how about none?) in signing Andray Blatche and Josh Childress to non-guaranteed one-year deals. But what about the reward? Can the two amnestied veterans, neither of whom have turned 30, turn the clock back to when GM's thought they were worth $6 or $7 million a year?
Tim Bontemps lays out how far both fell last year, including a bizarre stat for Childress. He then offers what's possible if they can get back to 2011 level in Blatche's case and 2008 for Childress: "What already was a fairly deep bench for the Nets just got quite a bit deeper. But if they are nothing more than the same players they were last season, it’s far from a crippling blow to the Nets’ chances this season."