In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll take a look at James Posey being introduced in New Orleans, the Celtics Dancers’ final audition, the new Celtics license plate, and the impact of the Eddie House and Tony Allen signings.
1. James Posey met with the media Wednesday in his first official press conference as a member of the New Orleans Hornets.
“I just want to contribute as best I can. At the end of the day, this (a Championship ring) is what you work hard for.” – James Posey
- It still feels weird to write that James Posey is a member of the New Orleans Hornets and not the Celtics. It’s even weirder to see Posey at a press conference, wearing his new Hornets cap.
- Posey will most likely fit in as the sixth man initially, but may be eased into a starting role alongside Peja Stojakovic, Chris Paul, David West, and Tyson Chandler. I think he works better as a sixth man, anyway. No one can deny how valuable key three pointers and tough defense can be off the bench.
- But…the only portion of his offensive game is his perimeter shooting, so that would make him very limited as a starter. We shall see….
2. As reported earlier on Sports of Boston, the Celtics Dancers’ final auditions will be Thursday night at the Roxy.
- SoB’s Chris voted for Tanya, but I’m not sure I can argue with Katie…or any of them for that matter. I’m sure they would all make nice additions to see at Celtics home games in 2008-2009.
- What’s really nice about the event is the option to donate to the Celtics Shamrock Foundation at the door. In this tough economy, donations to charity have got to be lower than normal, so it’s nice to see teams promoting events designed to raise money for charity.
3. Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis brought the Larry O’Brien Trophy to the Mass. RMV in Watertown to promote a new Celtics license plate for fans to show pride in the NBA champions.
- Also a nice effort to help out a charity, sales of the license plate will help benefit Children’s Hospital Boston.
- Said spokesman Sean Flanagan of Davis: “He was pretty funny. He was calling out numbers, like ‘next!’ He was running around, making photocopies.” Hmm…sounds a lot like Big Baby.
4. The Celtics officially agreed to two-year contracts with Tony Allen and Eddie House on Monday.
- These signings allowed Celtics fans to breathe a sigh of relief, so at least the Celtics bench won’t be completely decimated. Tony Allen will join a handful of players in trying to replace the void left by James Posey. Eddie House will be worked in as a backup guard.
- The Celtics may not be done this offseason, but one thing’s for certain: the Celtics will open the 2008-2009 season as the defending NBA Champions. I’m certainly excited for the release of the Celtics schedule. Will the NBA set up Celtics-Lakers on Christmas Day? Opening Day? St. Patty’s Day? We will see…
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