HoopsHype Josh Childress rumors

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Scott McClain, a native of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., was tucking into a platter of oysters and a Brooklyn Lager at Woodland on Flatbush Avenue on a recent Tuesday night, an hour before tip-off. McClain, who now works as the personal assistant to Josh Childress, a reserve forward for the Nets, was headed to his second game at Barclays Center. But he still couldn’t get his first visit out of his head. “I took a car service in from Weehawken, where I live now, and my driver pulled up and said, ‘That’s the arena,’ ” McClain recalled. “I was shocked. It’s extreme, a little out there. It didn’t look like it fits the neighborhood, that scrap iron. Where I come from, that kind of metal is used in prisons.” New York Times

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The Brooklyn Nets officially have signed small forward Josh Childress to a contract, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the contract were not released, but Childress will get a one-year, non-guaranteed deal that could be worth the veteran's minimum, according to a source. ESPN.com

September 12, 2012 Updates

The Nets expect to sign Childress and Andray Blatche to their contracts in the next day or so. Blatche agreed to a nonguaranteed one-year deal last week, but his signing has been delayed by a personal matter. Blatche and Childress will be the 14th and 15th players under contract. Although the Nets will sign another few players for training camp, team officials expect Blatche and Childress to stick. New York Times

“He thinks that he can help the team,” said Childress’s agent, Chris Emens. “The team thinks Josh can help them. This team obviously has got one of the strongest starting fives in the East, if not the whole N.B.A. For them to probably achieve their potential and their long-term goals, it’s critical that they have a strong bench, as well.” New York Times

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Childress, a six-year NBA veteran who also has played overseas, averaged 2.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 34 games for Phoenix last season. The source also said that Childress is currently evaluating a couple of different offers. ESPN.com

Free agent small forward Josh Childress will meet with Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King and coach Avery Johnson and have a workout with the team Tuesday, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. The Phoenix Suns used their amnesty clause option on Childress. The clause allows a team to waive one player during the new labor deal and have 100 percent of his salary taken off the cap and the tax. Childress, 29, was released this offseason to give the Suns cap relief, even though they must still pay him what remains on his contract. ESPN.com

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Childress, 29, worked hard and was an ideal teammate, but he did not put a dent of impact on the standings for Phoenix. He was part of misplayed reactions to losing Amar'e Stoudemire. He was unnecessary at an overloaded position and a difficult fit as a poor-shooting wing with overrated defense. Childress can take a minimum deal to prove his worth again. Chicago and Washington showed interest in him and Redd. Arizona Republic

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