Nuggets Waive Josh Childress

The Nuggets have waived veteran forward Josh Childress from their roster, league sources tell JD Shaw of Def Pen Hoops. Although the team has yet to announce the move, Childress confirmed it in a text message on Wednesday night, Shaw writes.

The Nuggets are one of four NBA teams without a G League affiliate for the 2017/18 season, so the team didn’t bother inviting many non-guaranteed players to camp, knowing that they wouldn’t be able to retain them as affiliate players after waiving them. Still, Denver did extend an invite to Childress, who hadn’t played in the NBA since the 2013/14 season but saw action in the BIG3 earlier this year.

According to Shaw, the Nuggets and Childress both recognized that he would likely be waived at some point, since the club was already carrying 15 players with fully guaranteed salaries. However, attending camp with Denver helped Childress attract some interest overseas. Once he clears waivers, the 34-year-old will be free to sign with an international team.

As for the Nuggets, their roster is now regular-season-ready, with 15 players on NBA contracts and two on two-way deals.

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