Feb. 22, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Josh Childress (1) against the Golden State Warriors at the US Airways Center. The Warriors defeated the Suns 106 - 104. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports.

NBA Free Agency 2013: New York Knicks, Josh Childress in Contract Talks

The New York Knicks have been linked to a handful of fringe rotation players today, but former Atlanta Hawks forward  Josh Childress may have the inside role to a roster spot.

According to Jared Zwerling, the Knicks and Childress are in the process of trying to work out a deal:

League source: The #Knicks and Josh Childress have had discussions for a small forward role. Childress is open to $1.7 million or minimum.

Childress, a former sixth overall pick in 2004 out of Stanford spent last season with Brooklyn and would apparently like to stay in the New York area, if at all possible.

It’s been a rough few seasons for Childress who has struggled to get off the bench, especially last year where he only averaged 7 minutes a game. That said, while never living up to the hype of an early lottery pick, Childress has been a very efficient player, shooting over 50% for his career.

He’s far from ideal and it’s unlikely he’d see much floor time, but for the veteran minimum, you could certainly do worse.

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