This was a great signing for Danny and it does several things for the Celtics.
First, it may keep Doc from playing Pierce and Ray Allen too many minutes. In the past, Doc has been known to overplay his veterans. With Posey coming off the bench this will allow both Pierce and RA to get more rest as Posey will be able to hold the fort while they are on the bench.
Second, having Posey will allow Tony Allen to heal to 100% without having to push himself too hard. He will be able to come back at his own speed without the pressure of having to produce right away.
Third, Posey gives us the possibility of having a lock down defender at every position with Rondo at the 1, Tony at the 2, Posey at the 3, Garnett at the 4 and Perk at the 5. I don't know if there is any other team that could field a better defensive unit.
Fourth, having Posey will mean fewer minutes for Scal, or even the possibility of trading him if anyone is looking for an energy/glue guy.
Fifth, losing Posey weakens the opposition. The Heat will now have Penny Hardaway to guard Pierce instead of Posey. Also the Nets won't have him either as they were in the running for his services.
Sixth, Posey brings playoff and finals experience to the team. He was a vital cog in the Heat's run to the championship in 2006. We will need that experience in our run to the championship this season.
Finally, Posey gives us even more toughness. We now have 4 enforcers in Perk, Garnett, Posey and Powe. Posey has had some history especially with Chicago. There have been 4 incidents with the Bulls alone.
In Game 3 of the Bulls-Heat 2006 first round match up, Kirk Hinrich was running down the court when Posey hit him with a hard shoulder block, knocking Hinrich to the floor Posey was called for a Flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the game and suspended for the next game. Posey defended himself by saying, "I was just trying to get back on defense and cut the ball off." "He didn't see me and that's how collisons happen. That's all it was."
In the first game of the 2006-2007 season, Posey was involved with another incident with Bulls. This time, rookie Tyrus Thomas, who was going for a rebound, was hit in the face by Posey which led to Thomas having his nose broken.
In a December 27 game against the Bulls, Posey was ejected for tackling Luol Deng who was going for a layup. Posey was once again called for a flagrant 2 foul and ejected along with being suspended for the next game.
In Game 2 of the 2007 first round playoff series between the Heat and Bulls, Posey fouled Tyrus Thomas away from the ball on a play that looked very similar to the play on opening night when Posey broke Thomas' nose.
Former Miami Heat player James Posey has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving in connection with an incident in April on Miami Beach, prosecutors said Friday.
Posey, who is unsigned, agreed to a deal involving lesser charges. He was originally arrested on drunken-driving charges after Miami Beach police pulled him over for stopping in the middle of a road April 9.
Police said he was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and his breath smelled of alcohol. Posey refused to take a breath test.
According to the plea agreement, Posey must perform 50 hours of community service and complete six months of probation. He also must pay court costs, a $250 fine, donate $25 to the Ryder Trauma Center and attend DUI school.
Posey said his deactivation stemmed from a rule the Heat has about body fat. He said his body fat is 9 percent, but Riley wanted it to be 8 percent. "He wants the weight to be down and he has his standards, I guess, for the bigs and the perimeters or whatever," Posey said. "It's the weight and for the perimeters [it's] 8 percent body fat. ... I'm at 9 percent body fat. And, that's not eight."
But controversy aside, Posey brings size to the SF and SG positions. He is 6'8" and can play both the 2 and the 3 and is oversized for both. He has long arms and quick hands and is a very good defender. He is very quick and runs the floor very well and is also a threat from the perimeter. Brandon Wallace has the tools to have a similar game to Posey's and if we keep him, he can learn from Posey and will be able to pick up where Posey leaves off, especially if Posey decides to opt out next season or even if it is in 2 years when Posey's contract is up.
The Posey signing brings a lot to the team. This off season just keeps getting better and better as the bench is now shaping up. With the signing of Posey, there can't be any doubt that this team is going to have a defensive mindset. Posey is one of the premiere role players in the league and will fit in very nicely with this team.