I understand trying to be a Pacers fan can be tough. It’s hard to cheer for teams you know nothing about. Now the monopoly that is ESPN should have some way of giving light where there’s none. Helping the sport by getting the unknown player’s names out there for everyone to be a better fan. Instead they make a whole website with a team of analysts and bloggers that follow the Heat and call it “The Heat Index”. Well, where they have failed you I will try and pick up the pieces. Here’s everything you need to know about Indiana Pacer, James Posey:
Weight: 217 lbs.
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Career average: 8.6 points per game/ 4.7 rebounds per game
2010- 2011 season average: 4.9 points per game/ 3 rebounds per game
Best year (2003-2004): 13.7 points per game/ 4.9 rebounds per game
Before anyone starts to get the wrong impression through this article, James Posey has had an amazing career. He was a key peice to winning two NBA championships with the Heat and the Celtics. Posey carved out a niche being a player who played with heart, defense, and perimeter shooting. He’s had a career a lot of ballers throughout the world would die to have. But, at the age he is at, there’s not much James can do anymore than chuck up threes after someone leaves him open.
Now what can the Pacers get out of Posey? Sadly nothing much more than a tasty contract for other teams to want to jump. Posey being on the last year of his deal makes 7,595,600 and could be attractive for teams to unload better players with longer contracts. The rumored amnesty clause might kick into affect with him as well (The ability to drop a player from your cap space, but still pay him every cent which would just let us sign other players). Using it on a player that doesn’t have such a long term deal seems sort of a waste, but Larry Bird and David Morway are looking pretty smart right now with nothing but light contracts on the books.
Look forward to more Player Profiles! Next player: A.J. Price