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James Posey | Guard/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (41) / 1/13/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 217
College: Xavier
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 1 (18) / DEN

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James Posey has joined the Cavaliers coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Posey had previously been a candidate to join Brad Stevens' staff in Boston, but he will now occupy a spot on the bench alongside David Blatt in Cleveland. Posey has never served as an assistant before and will start his first coaching job with an impressive set of talent to work with. Tue, Aug 19, 2014 01:32:00 PM

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James Posey is a candidate to join Brad Stevens' staff with the Celtics.

He played with the Celtics in 2007-08 during their championship run, but he's been out of the NBA since 2011. Posey wasn't much of a vocal leader in his 12-year career, so it's a little surprising to hear his name as an NBA assistant.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 09:06:00 PM

Updating an item from earlier, it now looks like the Knicks are no longer interested in free agent G/F James Posey.

When asked about signing the veteran swing man on Tuesday, head coach Mike D'Antoni stated "I don’t think we’re pursuing that right now." Posey will look to latch on with a contender this season, and with the season starting soon, look for it to happen sooner rather than later.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 02:22:00 PM

The Knicks are still in contact with veteran James Posey.

Posey was waived using the amnesty clause and is now an unrestricted free agent. The Celtics have no interest in bringing back the key reserve from the 2008 championship team, but the Knicks still like him to build depth on the roster. He should find a new home shortly, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see it be in New York.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 07:21:00 AM

An NBA executive has said that James Posey has gone through amnesty waivers unclaimed and is now free to sign with any team.

Posey has some big game experience and it's already been rumored that the Celtics are looking at Posey as possible insurance if Jeff Green's medical issues don't go away.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 06:53:00 PM

The Pacers will use the amnesty provision on James Posey.

Posey had about $7 million remaining on the last season on his deal, but he'll now be waived. If unclaimed, the veteran will be an unrestricted free agent. He will have no fantasy value regardless of where he lands.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 12:55:00 PM

The Pacers have informed James Posey not to report to training camp, as he's not part of their future plans.

Posey provides a good example of a bad, over-long contract, as he's still owed $7.6 million from the full-MLE deal the Hornets lavished on him in 2008. It does not sound like Indiana is buying him out, they're just shelving him.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 09:58:00 AM

The Pacers will not buy out James Posey, according to SI's Chris Mannix.

Posey fits the profile of a glue guy and locker room asset on a contender, but the Pacers aren't going to pay him to leave. He has been a DNP-CD in seven straight games.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 10:44:00 AM

James Posey hit five 3-point buckets on Monday, scoring 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting (all threes) to go with four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 19 minutes off the bench.

He got hot tonight, but has just four games scoring in double-digits this season. He would need a few injuries to matter in fantasy leagues once again.
Tue, Dec 21, 2010 04:31:00 AM

James Posey came off the Pacers bench on Friday and got hot, hitting 7-of-12 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 19 points to go along with five rebounds.

He didn't even play in his last game, but got 27 minutes in his previous game and played 26 minutes tonight. It's probably time to put him on your radar, although we need to see him do this a few more times before recommending he be picked up. Paul George didn't play tonight due to a coaching decision.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 10:51:00 PM

James Posey is expected to be Josh McRoberts' backup at power forward.

Tyler Hansbrough isn't ready to make a contribution yet after sitting out most of his rookie season. Posey isn't anywhere near a true "four," but his 3-point shooting means coach Jim O'Brien loves him. McRoberts is set for big minutes as a nice sleeper.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 09:34:00 AM

James Posey's agent said Wednesday that he will not seek a buyout of his contract now that he has become a Pacer.

It's unclear what Indiana wants to do since his two-year, $13 million contract is prohibitive, and there's a crowd at the wing positions. They may try to trade him to a contender, or they could keep him around and ask him to play some PF with Tyler Hansbrough and Josh McRoberts being question marks.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 09:03:00 PM

James Posey was traded from the Hornets to the Pacers on Wednesday.

Posey's four-year, $25 million contract became a burden for New Orleans almost the minute he signed it, though the Hornets also took on Trevor Ariza's sizable deal in the process. He should fill a small role as a defensive specialist and perimeter shooter while Indy waits for his contract to expire in two years.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 03:10:00 PM

James Posey returned to action from the flu on Wednesday and had five points in 19 minutes.

He has no fantasy value, despite the injury to Peja Stojakovic.
Thu, Mar 18, 2010 02:03:00 AM

James Posey will be back in uniform for the Hornets on Wednesday after missing a couple games with the flu.

He could hurt the minutes and play of Morris Peterson and Julian Wright, but we'll assume that it's business as usual for Marcus Thornton.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 05:45:00 PM

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