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Nuggets waive veteran forward Josh Childress

Josh Childress

The Denver Nuggets have waived veteran forward and training camp invite Josh Childress, JD Shaw of Def Pen Hoops reports.

Childress, 34, was a former No. 6 overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in 2006. He has spent eight seasons with four teams in the NBA and has career averages of 9.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. However, he hasn’t played in the league since 2013-14 and played just four minutes in preseason with the Nuggets.

Prior to signing a training camp deal with Denver, Josh Childress played in Ice Cube’s BIG3 league this summer. Despite getting waived, he reportedly plans to continue playing basketball, potentially back overseas.

For Childress, the opportunity of attending camp with the Nuggets has helped him generate interest overseas, two sources with knowledge of his situation told Def Pen Hoops. That was a goal for Childress entering camp. Both he and the team recognized coming in that he would likely be waived eventually, league sources said.

Josh Childress was always highly unlikely to make the final roster in Denver, which already has 15 players on guaranteed contracts. Although, the Nuggets are still light on true small forward options behind starter Wilson Chandler.

Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton could see some time there this season, but Hernangomez is more suited to playing power forward, while Barton is more of a shooting guard.