Josh Childress to work out for Nets

Updated: September 10, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.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.

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.

The Nets are looking for a backup small forward to round out their roster. They currently have 13 players signed to guaranteed contracts and have an agreement in principle with big man Andray Blatche on a one-year/non-guaranteed deal.

If he does sign with the Nets, Childress likely would receive the same type of deal Blatche is going to get.

Yahoo! Sports reported last week that the Nets would work out Childress and Dominic McGuire early this week, but McGuire ended up signing with the Toronto Raptors, according to Yahoo!.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor for ESPNNewYork.com.

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