Training camp is just over a week away, and it looks like the Washington Wizards are going to add a few more pieces to their roster prior to the start of camp. According to HoopsHype, the Wizards will sign former sixth overall pick Josh Childress to a training camp deal.
Free agent swingman Josh Childress will go to training camp with the Washington Wizards, HoopsHype has learned. http://t.co/qK2PvxV4UZ
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) September 21, 2013
The Wizards already have 15 guys under guaranteed contracts on their roster, so unless they could pull off a trade, Childress will essentially be auditioning for the rest of the teams in the league. Washington was reportedly interested in signing Childress a few seasons ago, but nothing came to fruition.
At 6’8, the Atlanta Hawks were hoping Childress could provide the length and athleticism their team was searching for, but after a few missed opportunities, the Stanford alumni fell out off the NBA radar. Childress averages slightly over 9 points and 4 rebounds for his career, and he’s looking to revitalize his career with a fresh start in the league.
I suppose this was a decent move by the Wizards since Chris Singleton won’t able to compete in training camp or pre-season. Having Childress around won’t hurt, and I’m interested to see who else the Wizards will bring to camp.