Wednesday , Jul , 02 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

James Posey to Sign with Los Angeles Lakers?


The Lakers continue to wait for Sasha Vujacic and Ronny Turiaf, but they have fall-back plans in case their restricted free agents don’t re-sign with them.

The Lakers have talked with representatives of Boston small forward James Posey and veteran San Antonio sharpshooter Brent Barry to gauge the free agents’ interest.

Posey, a key reserve for the Celtics, is expected to draw the full mid-level exception of five years and about $30 million, though the Celtics have said they consider signing him an off-season priority.

Posey, though, is studying his options, primarily on championship contenders that include the Lakers, said his agent, Mark Bartelstein.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-lakers2-2008jul02,0,6422368.story?track=rss