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IRUAM #21
07-16-2008, 04:03 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3492206



LAS VEGAS -- The reigning NBA champions are about to lose their glue guy.



NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that James Posey has agreed to a four-year deal with the New Orleans Hornets worth an estimated $25 million.

Because of luxury-tax concerns, Boston was reluctant to offer Posey, 31, more than a two-year deal in spite of his considerable contributions to the Celtics' first championship since 1986.

x_notorious
07-16-2008, 04:07 PM
Huge signing for the Hornets. He brings that championship experience, defense and shooting abilities. Good signing.

Rockets Fanatic
07-16-2008, 04:07 PM
good pickup

rico
07-16-2008, 04:08 PM
good for them. celtics depth is lowering by the moment.

IRUAM #21
07-16-2008, 04:08 PM
yea i agree this was a big pickup for the hornets

Vidball
07-16-2008, 04:09 PM
Good signing...too bad they had to tack on a 4th year though. N.O. is a bit stronger and BOS is a bit weaker now.

LakerFanatic#24
07-16-2008, 04:10 PM
Damn, i was hoping we would have picked him up. Good signing nonetheless

Rockets Fanatic
07-16-2008, 04:10 PM
duz he start at the 2 for NO now?

Wade_County
07-16-2008, 04:10 PM
huge signing for the hornets, every team posey has played for wins the championship so i guess its just a matter of time

lakers4sho
07-16-2008, 04:15 PM
Yup they need Posey. N.O. couldn't stop Kobe last season. They definitely need a wing defender, and they got it. Good job.

IRUAM #21
07-16-2008, 04:15 PM
duz he start at the 2 for NO now?

Idk he is a spark off the bench

Rockets Fanatic
07-16-2008, 04:16 PM
This means Bonzi Wells is probably gone. there is no room for him there

JordansBulls
07-16-2008, 04:17 PM
Not sure why Boston didn't sign him for the 4th year. Oh well, New Orleans just became more poweful and now have a guy to play defense at the SG spot.

king4day
07-16-2008, 04:17 PM
huge signing for the hornets, every team posey has played for wins the championship so i guess its just a matter of time

He def picked the right team to carry that on.
Their bench is deeper now and their defense got better.

Dirty Dirk41
07-16-2008, 04:21 PM
boston is not weaker...well be just fine trust me.

lakers4sho
07-16-2008, 04:22 PM
Did Jannero Pargo sign a new contract with the Hornets? Or he is still a FA?

IRUAM #21
07-16-2008, 04:23 PM
i was about to look that up

Rockets Fanatic
07-16-2008, 04:23 PM
Did Jannero Pargo sign a new contract with the Hornets? Or he is still a FA?

still a FA

Rockets Fanatic
07-16-2008, 04:24 PM
dont get me wrong, i like the signing. but i thot NO would rather have signed someone like Kurt Thomas

Catfish1314
07-16-2008, 04:24 PM
Hornets won't win a chamionship this year. But the year after that, just watch.

IndiansFan337
07-16-2008, 04:29 PM
boston is not weaker...well be just fine trust me.

How could they not be weaker? :crazy:

Posey was their top reserve. They are definitely weaker.

brandt
07-16-2008, 04:31 PM
Nice pick up! I wish the Rockets would have tried a little harder to keep him when they had him. He helped them tremendously.

Wade_County
07-16-2008, 04:34 PM
boston is not weaker...well be just fine trust me.

i remember when he left Miami, players were talking about the other things he did, like meet them at half court at the start of the game, the insperation he was to team mates, etc.......boston is a weaker team now

_Sn1P3r_
07-16-2008, 04:38 PM
Great pickup. He brings championship experience, solid defender, can shoot the 3, etc.

PDT4LIFE
07-16-2008, 04:40 PM
boston is not weaker...well be just fine trust me.

I have to agree. The thought that Boston will be alot weaker with the departure of Posey is utterly silly. We did say Posey and not KG right?

MiamiHeat
07-16-2008, 04:45 PM
wow huge pickup for the NO

*Superman*
07-16-2008, 04:54 PM
Nice one N.O.

recyclow
07-16-2008, 04:58 PM
Every team he plays for wins championships? What about the first 7 seasons of his carrer? Oh that right he wasn't playing with KG, Pierce, Wade, or Shaq.

Let's not get to crazy with Posey

BlondeBomber41
07-16-2008, 05:02 PM
Overrated but a good pickup.

Catfish1314
07-16-2008, 05:04 PM
He is the ultimate glue guy. As a Bulls fan, I don't like him too much as a person because he plays dirty but he is a solid defender, can score here and there, and can make big plays in the clutch at both ends. He's a great fit in New Orleans.

Iodine
07-16-2008, 05:05 PM
Nice pickup but now MJ cant play 58 MPG

Jahari Kavi
07-16-2008, 05:05 PM
just what the hornets needed!!!!

and just what my rockets and any other team in the NBA didn't need, lol..............if Birdman can come back next season and pull a Josh Hamilton, the hornets just might be my favorites to win it all......

marlinsfan24
07-16-2008, 05:07 PM
I have to agree. The thought that Boston will be alot weaker with the departure of Posey is utterly silly. We did say Posey and not KG right?

you serious? he was bostons best defender and a big spark off the bench, you guys cudnt have won with out him

McPeak92
07-16-2008, 05:09 PM
im happy posey is out of the conference and division, w/o Posey Celtics don't win finals last year.

sunsalltheway03
07-16-2008, 05:09 PM
Great signing by the Hornets. I definitely didn't see this coming. Thought he was going back to Boston as he said he was, but hey, this stuff happens. Man oh man, NO is good.

bostncelts34
07-16-2008, 05:18 PM
one of the BEST FA signings yet. I know brand and davis signes yes..but a guy like posey is VERY rare. As most of you mentioned, he does so much more then you see on the court. Im very sad to see him leave boston,

Boston is DEFINITLY weaker now. They very badly need to find a 6th man scorer off the bench. We have no offensive punch off the bench really.

sunsalltheway03
07-16-2008, 05:20 PM
one of the BEST FA signings yet. I know brand and davis signes yes..but a guy like posey is VERY rare. As most of you mentioned, he does so much more then you see on the court. Im very sad to see him leave boston,

Boston is DEFINITLY weaker now. They very badly need to find a 6th man scorer off the bench. We have no offensive punch off the bench really.

eddie house :hide:

just kidding

bostncelts34
07-16-2008, 05:22 PM
eddie house :hide:

just kidding

lol Eddie would HELP. But hes a FA still as well. lol

Hopefully Jr Giddens can step it up. And it looks like Boston is gonna have to sign T.A. back too.

Iodine
07-16-2008, 05:25 PM
eddie house :hide:

just kidding

Why are you kidding Eddie is a top 25 player in the game is rondo wasnt top 6 he would start

unicar15
07-16-2008, 05:27 PM
This should cut back Bonzi Well's minutes which I am ALLLL FOR...

rriders9
07-16-2008, 05:45 PM
teams cant focus on Peja anymore like the Spurs did in the playoffs since they have another legitimate three point shooter. They get a major boost on defense too.

BADizzleBoY
07-16-2008, 05:47 PM
hornets arent better then the sixers :p

dre1990
07-16-2008, 05:58 PM
great pickup that might make the adjustments to get them to the WCF

futureman
07-16-2008, 06:11 PM
Celtics are idiots for not resigning him. But any non laker signing is a good signing IMO.

Flash812
07-16-2008, 06:15 PM
hornets arent better then the sixers :p

:laugh::laugh::laugh:


Finally the freaking Hornets do something. I bought season tickets last year and would have been pissed if they didn't make some kind of significant move and this makes them better. Paul, Posey, Peja, West and Chandler will be a great lineup. This makes them a serious contender and I hope makes them good enough to bring a title to then big easy.

AgentViet
07-16-2008, 06:15 PM
Posey is perfect for the Hornets.

PrymaL
07-16-2008, 06:19 PM
Boston not weaker? Did you guys watch the finals and see what he did? He was one of the main reasons why we lost.

Vinny642
07-16-2008, 06:23 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHH OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG
YES finally time for you guys to quote me on this.....

The Hornets will win the NBA Finals if we have Chris Paul, David West, and Tyson Chandler are healthy!!!!

OMFG so happy yeaaaaa!!!!!!!
HORNETS FTW!!!!

SwaggaIke
07-16-2008, 06:24 PM
I knew Posey wasn't going to resign w/ Boston. He's the greatest asset you can add to a team that is on the brink of winning a championship. The Celtics giving Posey a 4th year would have been foolish considering the Celtics will only be in championship contention for 1-2 more seasons. He's just average on an average team.

Vinny642
07-16-2008, 06:26 PM
hornets arent better then the sixers :p

wtf???? u smoking lol

CP3>> Andre Miller
Posey/Mo Pete<Igudala
Peja>= Willie Green
David West>= Brand(yes i know brand is good but west has that jumpshot)
Tyson Chandler>> Dalembert

Vinny642
07-16-2008, 06:28 PM
OMFG Flash....
the three P's
Paul... Posey/Peterson.... Peja
Passion...Purpose....Pride

Dirty Dirk41
07-16-2008, 08:07 PM
Giddens and Bill Walker will both be on this team and contribute. Im telling you. I trust D.A

Perk/O'Bryant
K.G/Powe/Big Baby
Pierce/Walker/Scal
Allen/Giddens
Rondo/Pruitt

yeah posey was big, but i def think we could of won with out him..come on now. we had someone different step up big each game.

SwaggaIke
07-16-2008, 08:10 PM
Giddens and Bill Walker will boh be on this team. Im telling you.

Perk/O'Bryant
K.G/Powe/Big Baby
Pierce/Walker/Scal
Allen/Giddens
Rondo/Pruitt

yeah posey was big, but i def think we could of won with out him..come on now. we had someone different step up big each game.

Giddens is talented and one of my favorite guys coming out of college. I don't know why Doc thinks he's such a great defender because he isn't. He has the body to be a great defender, but his feet are very slow..clumsy almost. Maybe down the road, but that won't matter. The Celtics are in the now. Walker + Giddens < Posey 2008-2010. And Pruitt has no league experience.

JordansBulls
07-16-2008, 08:18 PM
Boston not weaker? Did you guys watch the finals and see what he did? He was one of the main reasons why we lost.

I'm just not buying that. Sure he helped, but winning a series is not continent on a bench player.

Dirty Dirk41
07-16-2008, 08:51 PM
I'm just not buying that. Sure he helped, but winning a series is not continent on a bench player.

exactly..plus although posey was huge in the finals..what about P.J in the cavs series. perk stepping up against Det. Different role players helped each game..Im sure the celtics will look just as good this year as they did last year.

PrymaL
07-16-2008, 08:57 PM
Well considering he hit a big *** 3 in one of the games, i think game 4, that wrapped up the game, id say he was one of the reasons why lakers lost. And if it wasnt for his defense Kobe would have played a lot better, his contesting was bothering kobe.

marvILLous
07-16-2008, 09:09 PM
huge signing for the hornets, every team posey has played for wins the championship so i guess its just a matter of time

not really. only his last two teams, miami and boston. just saying lol

Havoc Wreaker
07-16-2008, 11:27 PM
Sucks for Boston and Great Pick up for NO

Boston gets weaker Indeed :(

lakers4sho
07-16-2008, 11:30 PM
Nice pickup but now MJ cant play 58 MPG

Don't worry MJ will still be their main guy off the bench. Posey will be MJ's backup.

SDBearsFan
07-17-2008, 03:20 AM
Reminds me of the deal the Bulls gave Ben Wallace. Huge contract for a mediocre player. (Yeah, yeah, Big Ben in Detroit was good, we know, but definately not for the Bulls.)

They'll regret this one. And I'm STILL not sold on Tyson Chandler. All he CAN do is put down alley-oops. Oden, Duncan, Amare, all those guys can shut him down. Waste of money, IMO.

DreamShaker
07-17-2008, 03:32 AM
huge signing for the hornets, every team posey has played for wins the championship so i guess its just a matter of time

Except the Rockets:mad:

Iodine
07-17-2008, 03:40 AM
Except the Rockets:mad:

Well to be honest he wasnt playing when they were good :p

DreamShaker
07-17-2008, 04:03 AM
Well to be honest he wasnt playing when they were good :p

True....but he coulda stayed and waited...who doesn't want to play on a Stevie Francis led team???

Iodine
07-17-2008, 04:18 AM
True....but he coulda stayed and waited...who doesn't want to play on a Stevie Francis led team???
Mike James. They are arch rivals. They started the bloods and the crips the east and west Bmore wars and many many more

J-Relo
07-17-2008, 04:38 AM
if I would have won rings last season, all my dreams come true, and become FA, and the same team would offer me a great contract why i would pick other team?...

Tblaze
07-17-2008, 06:48 AM
if I would have won rings last season, all my dreams come true, and become FA, and the same team would offer me a great contract why i would pick other team?...

because he was playing in boston to showcase his skills, which would give him a huge deal... which he now has...

theimortalone
07-17-2008, 09:29 AM
Damn signing Posey is gonna make N.O. that much more dangerous!

Raptors27
07-17-2008, 09:30 AM
Get the rings ready for New Orleans lol..but Posey should be a great for this team which is already a top 5 team in the league.

agobbi17
07-17-2008, 04:39 PM
I always new James Posey was going to be a great player ever since he played with the Rockets. At that time I noticed he had a great 3 pointer and he was very mobile and athletic. At 6'8 the guy is a great 6th men/SF. Its good to see that he has now not 1 but 2 championships and he's playing the roll of the likes of Robert Horry.

Flash812
07-17-2008, 04:46 PM
If Posey was a hornet last year they probably would have gone to the Finals. I really like this move and trust everything the organization has done. Also I am pretty damn happy that George Shinn ,in the market he is in, is spending the money that he is. He is setting a great team up and could be the best team New Orleans has every seen.