Posey is the perfect free agent acquisition for a team that honestly believes it has most of the pieces in place to win it all.
The 34-year-old, 6’8” swingman is going into his thirteenth season and has been a contributor on two NBA Finals winning teams in his career.
Should the Knicks Sign James Posey?
He can certainly help a third before retiring.
The veteran is a leader in the locker room, provides a defensive presence the Knicks lack and can knock down the three-ball.
His versatility would be a welcome boost on a team that sorely lacks it. Posey is able to spell Toney Douglas, Carmelo Anthony and even Amar'e Stoudemire if they decide to go small.
You can also never discount what a gamer like Posey can do on a good team. He was a key component to the Celtics' 2008 title run, both on and off the floor.
During that run, he came through with clutch performances in important games because of his three-point shooting, lock-down defense and ability to make an impact without the ball in his hands.
He is a true vocal leader and inspired his teammates while on the bench as well, being the most supportive and encouraging player on the roster.
There is nothing not to like about a guy who brings all this to the table and takes very little off.
So how do the Knicks get him to sign?
They have $2.5 million in “room” exceptions available and should offer all of it right now, before another team swoops in and inks him to a deal.
Mike D’Antoni is publicly pitching the Big Apple as the best place to be for free agents and Posey needs to listen up.
"I think that having a good team and a good atmosphere and a great place to play gives you opportunities that people don't have. That's whats fun about [it]. Once you get it kind of rolling, then good things happen."
Good things will definitely be on the horizon if the New York Knicks signed James Posey.