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Sports Illustrator
07-08-2008, 01:20 PM
The Hornets are targeting Boston Celtics free agent James Posey to solve their needs at shooting guard, but whether Hornets General Manager Jeff Bower can pull off a deal is uncertain. Free agents can begin signing contracts Wednesday, and Posey is one of the most sought after on the market. Posey, who can play shooting guard and small forward, appears to be one of the Hornets' No. 1 targets. However, it likely would take a full mid-level exception offer of $5.8 million for him to consider coming to New Orleans.

From New Orleans Times-Picayune (http://blog.nola.com/hornetsbeat/2008/07/hornets_focusing_attention_on.html)

Tblaze
07-09-2008, 06:36 AM
that would really improve the team, I hope he ends up here.

Sports Illustrator
07-10-2008, 12:55 AM
that would really improve the team, I hope he ends up here.

He'd be an amazing asset for the team, not mattering if he starts at SF with Peja at SG or if they'd have him come off the bench.

It is very hard to find players like James Posey who have championship experience and play extremely hard on both ends of the floor.

_Sn1P3r_
07-10-2008, 08:19 PM
He'd be a great asset. He could shoot the 3, hustles and plays D.

Sports Illustrator
07-14-2008, 02:40 PM
Celtics forward James Posey's agent, Mark Bartelstien, said Sunday that there could be "something" contract-wise for his client on Monday. Bartelstien would not divulge the interested teams, but an NBA source said that the Hornets seem to be Boston's main competition. The Celtics seem willing to give Posey the full $5.5 mid-level exception, but it seems doubtful that it will be offered more than two years. The 31-year-old seems interested in getting a four-year deal. Other teams potentially interested in Posey include Detroit, Washington and Cleveland.

From Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/2008/07/posey_decision_1.html)

daleja424
07-15-2008, 08:03 PM
you would have to win it all if you got him....its the rule! the team with posey wins...period.

_Sn1P3r_
07-18-2008, 08:55 PM
you would have to win it all if you got him....its the rule! the team with posey wins...period.

Haha yup. It's the golden rule.