James Posey #41 - F/G

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/01/13
  • POB: Cleveland, OH
  • Height: 6-8 Weight: 217lbs
  • NBA Seasons: 12
  • Drafted by Denver in 1999 (1/18).

Career Stats

2009-10New OrleansNBA77222.536.5%33.5%82.5%
2008-09New OrleansNBA75028.541.2%36.9%82.2%
2002-03Total Den/HouNBA837130.341.1%30.6%83.3%

Career Playoff Stats

2009-10New OrleansNBA--------------
2008-09New OrleansNBA5024.637.5%26.3%84.6%

Scouting Report

AssetsA very good athlete with good size and a lot of versatility. A good outside shooter with clutch ability. An underrated defender. Brings a professional and veteran locker room presence.
FlawsInjuries have been a career-long issue. He has never been much of a passer. Over time, his game has gravitated mostly to the perimeter.
Career potentialVeteran swingman with leadership ability.

Honours and Awards

2007-08NBA - Member of NBA Championship Team
2005-06NBA - Member of NBA Championship Team
1999-00NBA - All-Rookie Second Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2011/12/12Waived by the Indiana Pacers.
2010/08/11Acquired from the New Orleans Hornets.
2010/03/17Missed 3 games (flu).
2010/03/12Flu, day-to-day.
2010/02/01Missed 2 games (Achilles).
2010/01/29Achilles, day-to-day.
2009/04/10Missed 6 games (sprained left elbow).
2009/03/31Sprained left elbow, day-to-day.
2009/03/29Suspended by the NBA for one game.
2008/07/16Signed as a restricted free agent by the New Orleans Hornets to a four-year contract.
2008/03/26Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2008/03/24Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2008/01/27Missed 3 games (hand injury).
2008/01/21Hand injury, day-to-day.
2007/11/13Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2007/11/09Bakc spasms, day-to-day.
2007/11/04Missed 1 game (suspension).
2007/08/31Suspended by the NBA for one game.
2007/08/27Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Boston Celtics to a two-year contract.
2007/04/21Missed the last game of the regular season (wrist injury).
2007/04/18Wrist injury, inactive list.
2007/01/12Missed 3 games (conditioning).
2007/01/04Conditioning, day-to-day.
2006/12/29Suspended by the NBA for one game for his actions on Dec 27 against the Chicago Bulls.
2006/11/30Missed 5 games (left calf injury).
2006/11/21Left calf injury, inactive list.
2006/06/30Exercised his contract option for the 2006-07 season with the Miami Heat.
2006/05/02Missed Game 4 of Round One against the Chicago Bulls (suspension).
2006/04/28Suspended by the NBA for one game for his actions on Apr 27 against the Chicago Bulls.
2006/04/16Missed 8 games (ankle injury).
2006/04/01Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2006/02/22Missed 2 games (flu).
2006/02/15Flu, inactive list.
2005/11/10Missed 5 games (thumb injury).
2005/10/31Thumb injury, inactive list.
2005/08/02Acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies.
2005/04/11Missed 8 games (right hip contusion).
2005/03/28Right hip contusion, day-to-day.
2005/02/25Missed 11 games (achilles).
2005/01/29Achilles, injured list.
2005/01/26Heel injury, day-to-day.
2005/01/14Missed 2 games (left foot injury).
2005/01/11Left foot injury, day-to-day.
2004/11/30Missed 11 games (sprained left foot).
2004/11/12Sprained left foot, injured list.
2004/11/09Sprained left foot, day-to-day.
2004/04/07Fined $7,500 by the NBA for kicking a ball into the stands on Apr 5 against the Utah Jazz.
2003/08/09Signed as a restricted free agent by the Memphis Grizzlies.
2003/07/23Signed as a restricted free agent by the Memphis Grizzlies to an offer sheet.
2003/06/24Qualifying offer extended by the Houston Rockets.
2002/12/18Acquired from the Denver Nuggets.
2002/03/31Missed 9 games (right shoulder subluxation).
2002/03/16Right shoulder subluxation, injured list.


2010/08/11In a four-team trade, the Indiana Pacers acquired Darren Collison and James Posey from the New Orleans Hornets. The New Jersey Nets acquired Troy Murphy from the Indiana Pacers. The Houston Rockets acquired Courtney Lee from the New Jersey Nets. The New Orleans Hornets acquired Trevor Ariza from the Houston Rockets.
2008/07/16Signed as a restricted free agent by the New Orleans Hornets.
2007/08/27Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Boston Celtics.
2005/08/02In a 13-player trade, the Utah Jazz acquired Greg Ostertag from the Memphis Grizzlies for Raul Lopez. The New Orleans Hornets acquired Rasual Butler from the Miami Heat and Kirk Snyder from the Utah Jazz. The Boston Celtics acquired Curtis Borchardt from the Utah Jazz. The Miami Heat acquired Jason Williams, James Posey, and Andre Emmett from the Memphis Grizzlies for Eddie Jones; the Miami Heat also acquired Antoine Walker from the Boston Celtics for Qyntel Woods, draft rights to Albert Miralles, two second-round draft picks and cash and the draft rights to Roberto Duenas from the New Orleans Hornets.
2003/08/09Signed as a restricted free agent by the Memphis Grizzlies.
2002/12/18In a three-way deal: Denver Nuggets traded James Posey to the Houston Rockets for a 2004 second-round pick and acquired Mark Bryant, Art Long and a future first-round pick from the Philadelphia 76ers. Houston Rockets traded Kenny Thomas to the Philadelphia 76ers.
1999/06/30Drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (18th overall) in 1999.


GP - games played
GS - games started
MIN - minutes played
FG% - field goal percentage
3P% - three point percentage
FT% - free throw percentage
OREB - offensive rebounds
REB - rebounds
AST - assists
STL - steals
BLK - blocks
TO - turnovers
Foul - fouls
PTS - points

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