Hornets' Posey out against Nuggets

NEW ORLEANS -- Hornets forward James Posey has been scratched from New Orleans' game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.

Team spokesman Dennis Rogers says Posey has flulike symptoms.

Posey is one of the Hornets' primary reserves, averaging five points and 4.5 rebounds in 22.7 minutes. He routinely plays in key late-game situations because of his defensive ability.