Pistons Interested In Posey
The Pistons are interested in 6-8 forward James Posey, FoxSports.com and the Boston Globe reports.
The FoxSports Web site writes: Although the newly crowned champion Celtics don't want versatile sixth man James Posey to leave as a free agent, he made only $3.2 million last season and both the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers have shown considerable interest in landing the deluxe defender who seemingly always knocks down the open 3-pointer.
Posey shot 12-for-24 (50%) from the three-point line in the NBA Finals vs. the Lakers.
But Posey could re-sign with Boston.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge told the Globe: "Posey will be a guy we'll be talking to right away. He's a top priority for us. Once we start there, we'll move toward other free agents and go from there."
Posey's agent Mark Bartelstein didn't mention teams, to the Globe, but he did say Posey is expected to get "a lot of interest" and could visit other teams. The Celtics and Pistons can offer the mid-level exception, which is expected to be about $5.8 million next season.
The 6-8, 217-pounder averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game last season. The Sixth Man candidate also made key plays and shots during the playoffs, and has been a key player in two of the Pistons three most recent playoff ousters.