James Posey the newest CelticThe Boston Celtics have signed veteran NBA player James Posey to a two-year contract. The deal calls for $3.8 million this year with a player option for next season.

The Celtics introduced the former Miami Heat player at a press conference today. Posey, a 6’8″ swingman, couldn’t stop smiling as he talked about the opportunity to play with a team that has a chance at a championship. Posey already has one that he got as a member of the Heat’s 2006 championship squad.

Posey has mostly made his name in the league on perimeter defense and rebounding. His quick hands, long wingspan and large frame make him an above-average defender who can guard up to four positions.

Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge is certainly going all out in an effort to not only bring a title to Boston but to save his job. This off season he has added Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Eddie House, Scott Pollard and now Posey in a total roster reconstruction.

“He plays hard, he has that experience and he knows what it takes. He’s played with good players and he knows how to find his spots,” Ainge said of Posey. “He knows how to create, he’s good at slashing off the ball, and he’s had to work for shots when you play with great players like Shaq and Dwyane Wade in Miami.”

The Celtics have won a NBA best 16 championships but their last one came in 1986.