Howard Beck of the New York Times is reporting that Josh Childress has signed a one-year deal to play for the Brooklyn Nets. Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! adds that the deal is not guaranteed and he will have to make the roster in camp.
Childress’ best years came as a member of the member of the Atlanta Hawks, and in the 2007 season, he 11.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 29.9 minutes as a bench player.
He left the NBA following that year to play for the Greece for Olympiacos B.C. for two seasons. Childress has also battled knee injuries.
For a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, I think this is a steal for the Nets. If Childress can stay healthy and return somewhere near to his Atlanta-form, he will contribute off the bench. I would also be very surprised if Childress does not make the team.
This signing is also notable for being the second amnesty signing following Andray Blatche.