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Childress officially on board
Josh Childress is officially the newest Net.
The team announced the signing of the 6-8 forward Thursday, giving them another versatile bench player who they hope will help in a variety of ways. The Nets, whose roster now stands at 15, view Childress as a backup to starting swingman Gerald Wallace and he fills the last void that Avery Johnson and GM Billy King wanted to plug.
Childress, 29, signed a five-year, $35-million deal with the Suns in 2010 after returning from playing overseas in Greece. But things never worked out and he had a disappointing season 2011-12 season, averaging only 2.9 points and 14.4 minutes per game. He also set a NBA record for the most minutes played (491) without making a free throw.