Nuggets waive vet forward Childress

Josh Childress has bounced around the NBA and played in Japan last season.

The Denver Nuggets have waived veteran forward Josh Childress, according to a report from Def Pen Hoops.

Childress most recently played in Ice Cube’s Big3 league — becoming the first person from that league to sign with an NBA team. It is believed Childress had a non-guaranteed camp deal.

Childress, 34, last played in the NBA in 2013-14 with New Orleans, appearing in four games.

He was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 6 overall pick in 2004, then left for Greece in 2008. His NBA career went downhill after that, receiving only short runs with the Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets.

He has also spent time in the G League, Australia and Japan.

Def Pen Hoops reported that Childress confirmed the news of his release in a text message.