Boston Celtics Former Player James Posey Is Looking To Return To Celtics?
The Boston Celtics have been trying to replace the void left by James Posey since he left town after the Celtics won the NBA title in 2008. The Celtics just have not found a player that could play both forward spots at the defensive end and stretch the floor on offense. The Celtics just might be able to land James Posey one more time as boston.com’s Gary Washburn is reporting that Posey’s agent Mark Bartelstein will talk to Celtics president Danny Ainge about the Celtics’ interest in the recently waived Posey.
Posey may not be the same player that he was in 2008, but he would not be that bad an option off the Celtics bench. However, rumors of the complete collapse of his skills are exagerated. I believe that in the Celtics system that Posey might be able to revive his career. Unlike the Hornets and Pacers that had Posey’s services, Boston would utilize his skills as a pesky defensive player. The Celtics could use a defensive presence behind Paul Pierce that could help defend guys like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. The beautiful part about the signing is having already been in the Celtics system, he should be a fast learner for the shortened season.
Posey’s return would also impact other guys on the roster. The Celtics would then be able to plug Marquis Daniels in more of his traditional backup two guard role and present matchup issues. The Celtics could also employ a great shooters lineup off the bench of Jeff Green at small forward, Posey at power forward, Keyon Dooling at point guard, Daniels at shooting guard, and Bass at center. This unit would definitely stretch the floor. Posey could also mentor rookies like JaJuan Johnson like he did Glen Davis on the art of taking a charge.
Ainge has needed Posey’s replacement for years. He now has a shot at him one more time. I cannot see Ainge passing him up for a veteran minimum deal. Remember Go Green Or Go Home!!!!!!