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
Childress, 29, was amnestied by the Suns in July with $21 Million remaining on his deal. McGuire, 26, played last for the Warriors. Neither would receive any more than a non-guaranteed one-year offer. The Nets had hoped Donte Greene would back up Gerald Wallace, but he suffered a severe ankle injury.
Neither averaged more than three points per game last season. Childress was a rising star with the Hawks in 2008 when he decided to play for Olympiacos in Greece. After two ultimately disappointing seasons in Europe, he returned to the NBA, signing a five-year, $33.5 million deal. He again disappointed in Phoenix, averaging 2.9 points, and was amnestied.
McGuire has played for four NBA teams, never averaging more than 4.5 points but having a good defensive "glue game" as one analyst put it.. Last season, he played in 64 games, and averaged 3.5 points and 3.8 rebounds.