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Scratch Posey off the list (for now)

Via Chris Mannix:

Pacers will not buyout James Posey, source says. Scratch him off the list of potential free agent pickups for contenders.

Mannix is single-handledly squashing all my trade deadline hopes and dreams. First he nixes the deal for Shane Battier (he elaborated on WEEI this morning), and now James Posey is off the table.

No updates on where the Celtics stand with Anthony Parker. Clippers guard Rasual Butler's name is also popping up.

If you haven't seen it, WEEI's Paul Flannery offered up his take on the Knicks deal for Carmelo Anthony and what it means to the Celtics. You only have to read the opening paragraph to grasp the general theme:

The Knicks finally got Carmelo Anthony and all it took was trading two of their top three wing players, their point guard, a young 7-footer, draft picks and $6 million of cash. All that for a player who is not a top-10 talent and who in seven years in the NBA has made it out of the first round of the playoffs once.

A refreshing take on Melo – one that I agree with.

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  • I have no idea what Indiana is doing in keeping Posey. No worries, Rasual Butler here we come. Unless we can remind Joe Dumars that he owes us one and he sends us Rip or Prince.

  • Who else is out there and do we make this work? the 3 was our least deepest spot to begin the year and we knew Q couldn’t play 82 games, but who could have thought this. Gerald Green????????? maybe talk Eric Williams out of retirement? I’m normally not a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me, Superman!

  • How ’bout making a trade for Gallinari? Seems like the Nuggets don’t want him.

  • What could Cleveland or L.A.C. be demanding for 9th or 10th men like Parker or Butler?

  • I disagree with Flannery’s take on Melo. He is one of the most prolific scorers in the league, and will the best player to ever play in D’Antoni’s fast-paced defenseless style. And what exactly did they give up? Potentially good players for a guaranteed good player. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, and now New York has their bird.

  • I dig it for in a little over a half a year the Knicks have become relevant again. New York has been dragged through the mud for sooo long. This team cannot compete for titles due to the coach they have. But other players will come there to play along side those two.