Celtics, Phil Pressey Working On Deal

Shortly after the draft, the Celtics and Phil Pressey struck an arrangement for the summer, but now it appears they're working toward a more formal agreement. The two sides are discussing a one-year deal, tweets Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. The 5'11" point guard went undrafted out of Missouri last month.

Pressey averaged 9.4 points, 6.6 assists and 4.0 turnovers in 23.0 minutes of action per game during the Orlando summer league last week. Those numbers aren't eye-popping, but apparently the Celtics have seen enough to believe he can help them this coming season.

The Celtics haven't signed any free agents outright this summer, instead reshaping their team via the blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. Boston could use a portion of its mid-level or biannual exceptions to accomodate a deal for Pressey, but I'd be surprised if he gets more than the minimum salary.

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2 thoughts on “Celtics, Phil Pressey Working On Deal

  1. JackParkman

    Love it. Any chance he starts the season if Rondo isn’t ready in time?

    • Jake Gish

      I think Avery Bradley would start in that case, but Pressey could see time.


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