The Denver Nuggets have reportedly waived veteran Josh Childress. The former No. 6 overall draft pick played just four minutes in the preseason.
The Denver Nuggets have waived veteran wing player, Josh Childress. Childress was selected sixth overall by Atlanta in the 2004 NBA draft. He played in the NBA for four seasons before shipping up to Greece to play Euroball for two years. He would later return to the states to play four more years of NBA ball before falling out of the league.
— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) October 12, 2017
Childress was the eighteenth man on the Nuggets roster and was a long shot to make the team. He only appeared in one preseason game for the Nuggets where he went 0-1 from the floor in just four minutes of action.
Prior to his brief stint in Denver, Childress played for the Ball Hogs in the Big3. There, he averaged 7.6 points per game in the team’s nine games. As the first player to make the jump from the Big3 to the NBA, Childress’s odds were stacked against him from the jump. Still, being the first player to jump from the new 3-on-3 league was a true accomplishment. Childress will now enter free agency at 34 years of age.