Josh Childress is signing with Nets

The Nets have made plenty of moves since free agency began July 1, but they still needed a backup small forward.

It took them a while but the Nets filled that need yesterday, when sources confirmed they had agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with free agent Josh Childress.

The Nets had been on the verge of signing free agent Donte Greene late last month before Greene injured an ankle in a pickup game in Charlotte. That opened the door for Childress, who, assuming both he and power forward Andray Blatche sign with the Nets in the near future as expected, will bring the team’s roster to 15 players.

– Reported by Tim Bontemps of the New York Post