1:20pm: The deal is official, the Suns announced (Twitter link). It’ll cover four games, against the Spurs, Clippers, Nets and Grizzlies. The first game, against San Antonio, isn’t until Sunday, and the Suns have a game on March 1st, the day after the contract expires, against the Hornets, so it’s somewhat surprising that Phoenix didn’t wait one more day to sign him.
9:47am: The Suns intend to ink free agent Phil Pressey to a 10-day deal, Marc J. Spears of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports reports (on Twitter). Phoenix has an available roster spot after Jordan McRae‘s second 10-day deal with the team ended on Friday. Teams can only ink players to a maximum of two 10-day contracts per season, so the Suns would have had to sign McRae for the remainder of the season if they wished to retain his services.
Pressey was with the Sixers early this season as their 16 man via the hardship provision. He appeared in 14 games and averaged 3.9 points and 3.3 assists in 12.1 minutes. The point guard became expendable in December when Philadelphia recalled Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall from the D-League after the duo had recovered from injuries, leading to Pressey’s release.
After the Sixers cut him loose, Pressey rejoined the Idaho Stampede, Utah’s D-League affiliate. The 25-year-old appeared in 25 contests for Idaho, averaging 13.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 33.9 minutes per outing. His slash line in the D-League this season is .440/.333/.724.