NBA Free Agents 2011: All Signs Point to James Posey Landing with NY Knicks

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 21, 2011

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 18:  James Posey #41 of the New Orleans Hornets drives the ball against the San Antoino Spurs at New Orleans Arena on January 18, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks need depth and have money to spare, and that means that James Posey will soon be running with an exciting group as a New York Knick. 

First, Posey was a player the Knicks were hot to trot for, and then they were disinterested. Despite what is being said, the fit is too perfect for the puzzle not to be solved with a James Posey signing. 

On Tuesday, Al Iannazzone of the Bergen Record tweeted the following: 

That is counter to what we have before us in a Knicks team that is craving another level of depth. The best part about Posey is that he will come cheap, and that more than anything is what should excite a franchise with an immense amount of high-priced talent and little money to spend. 

Howard Beck of the New York Times tweeted the following regarding what the Knicks have to offer to Posey or any other veteran. 

It must be noted that Beck tweeted on Monday, so Mike D'Antoni is indeed not interested in Posey, which would border on irresponsible, or this was some measure of posturing. 

The Knicks will notice that Boston are out of bringing Posey in for another run in Celtic green. The teams are dropping by the wayside for Posey, leaving the Knicks as a team he would love to play for. 

New York has made a commitment to defense when they signed Tyson Chandler, but it shouldn't stop there. Posey may be a one-dimensional player, but he can be a cagey defender off the bench that they can count on. 

His offense may have taken a dip and the fear that he is over the hill is obvious. But the Knicks are not want of offensive weapons. 

Posey would be a great asset for a team that craves defense where they can get it. Posey doesn't make them championship contenders on his mere signing, but he does give them a great deal more depth. 

That is more than any other team can say just days away from the start of the regular season.