Nets Waive Josh Childress

December 29 2012 at 10:41pm CDT By Ryan Raroque

10:41pm: Beck reports that Childress had been waived at his own request and wants an opportunity for a more significant role somewhere else (Twitter links).

10:19pm: Nets GM Billy King announced that the team has officially requested waivers on Josh Childress, according to the team's PR Twitter account. Howard Beck of the New York Times tweeted that Brooklyn had until January 10th to waive the 6'8" swingman before his contract would become fully guaranteed. Had Childress remained past the deadline, he would have been owed close to $1.07MM for the season. 

The former sixth overall pick of the 2004 draft did not see much playing time this season, averaging 7.1 MPG and shooting 28.6% overall from the field. After playing close to 10 MPG in November, Childress only saw a total of nine minutes in December. 

With the roster now at 14, Beck (via Twitter) says that Brooklyn will have a chance to add another free agent once other teams start waiving non-guaranteed contracts next week. 

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