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Phil Pressey
Phil Pressey
Position: G
Born: 02/17/91
Height: 5-11 / 1.80
Weight:177 lbs. / 80.3 kg.
Salary: $0
Pressey’s contract for next season is nonguarnateed yet again and he’ll likely have to sweat out another summer league before at least ensuring his payday. Regardless, he’ll show up every day, do his work, and be ready when his name is called. “[Pressey has] been here and ready game in and game out, but hasn’t really gotten an opportunity, but he hasn’t bowed his head at all or been upset — he’s just been an ultimate team guy,” said Kelly Olynyk, one of his closest teammates. “When his number is called, he’s delivered. It’s unbelievable the work he puts in on a daily basis.”
Pressey has worked with the strength staff to maintain his conditioning. Boston’s hectic post-All-Star schedule hasn’t offered him much practice time to get any sort of on-court work, but he often runs extra sprints or does treadmill work on offdays. “It’s tough to continue to do it every single day, but Coach has been telling me that you never know when your time is going to come so just stay ready,” said Pressey.
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“I told [Pressey], he’s a really valued member of our team,” said Stevens. “In our organization, he works the right way. If he doesn’t play, he’s the loudest guy on the bench; and if he does play, he’s an energizer. He’s not going to play perfect, but nobody is, and if you can sustain that and not get down and be confident, there’s always a role for you. And that’s a great compliment.”
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned guards Andre Dawkins and Phil Pressey to the Maine Red Claws. Dawkins has appeared in four games for the Red Claws since he was signed to his first 10-day contract by the Celtics on January 23 and has averaged 20.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 39.4 minutes per game while shooting 37.7 percent from three-point territory. Dawkins was signed to his second 10-day contract by the Celtics on February 2. Pressey has appeared in 31 games for the Celtics this season and has posted averages of 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 11.6 minutes per game. The second year pro has recorded a season-high of nine points twice with the most recent time being against Golden State on January 25. He also pulled down a season-high four rebounds and dished out four assists in that meeting.
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Celtics 2014 Draft Picks Marcus Smart and James Young will join current Celtics Kelly Olynyk, Phil Pressey, Chris Johnson and Chris Babb as members of the Celtics entrant to the 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League. They are joined on the roster by 2013 Celtics draft pick Colton Iverson, European veterans O.D. Anosike, Dairis Bertans, Edwin Jackson and rookie free agents Mike Moser, Devin Oliver and Daniel Coursey.
Other players on the Celtics’ summer league roster are Chris Babb, Latvian shooting guard Dairis Bertans, Mercer College center Daniel Coursey, French shooting guard Edwin Jackson, Chris Johnson, Colton Iverson,Oregon forward Mike Moser, Dayton forward Devin Oliver, and Phil Pressey. The Celtics will also play games against Indiana, Detroit, and Orlando, wrapping July 10. Games can be seen on NBATV.
“So the draft is really important, and now we have a lot of assets. Draft picks are always tradable. Sometimes players aren’t always tradable, once they expose themselves on the court. Draft picks almost always are tradable. But development is really important for us, and I’m happy with the development of Kelly Olynyk and Phil Pressey and Jared Sullinger and Vitor (Faverani). Vitor has been a little inconsistent, which you’d expect with inconsistent minutes and a guy coming from playing European ball his whole life. It’s a whole different life.”
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Now Ainge doesn’t have to be worried about whether a trade might cost the Celtics a few wins. From the second he agreed to the Pierce-Garnett deal, he has been playing for seasons beyond 2013-14. “I don’t do deals just for the sake of change,” said Ainge. “We change for the purpose of progress. In the deal that we did with Jordan (Crawford) and MarShon (Brooks), as an example, we like those guys, but we really want to see Phil (Pressey) play. And it was tough for him to get minutes and opportunities. With Rondo coming back, Phil wasn’t going to (get) a chance to play much.
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Never mind. The Celtics won. Jeff Green put the team on his shoulders and scored a season-high 39 points, while the Wizards wilted with a display of selfish basketball. Boston blew a 19-point first-half lead, but Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night for the 113-111 victory that snapped a 10-game road losing streak. ‘‘Lot of reasons to give up,’’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. ‘‘And they didn’t do that.’’ Green shot early and often, finishing with career-highs in 3-pointers attempted (16) and made (8). Rookie Phil Pressey added a career-high 20 points. The Celtics played without Rajon Rando, Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless and at one point had Chris Johnson and Vander Blue, both on 10-day contracts, on the floor together in the second quarter. ‘‘I just put myself in the position where I had to be the man to carry the team and shoot the ball,’’ Green said. ‘‘So that’s what I did.’’