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April 30, 2015 Updates

Ainge said the Celtics are also uncertain how much Phil Pressey would play, so as to ensure point guard minutes for Smart. Pressey is on a non-guaranteed contract that becomes guaranteed if not released by July 15 -- the end of summer league play. ESPN.com

March 15, 2015 Updates

"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." ESPN.com

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. ESPN.com

February 6, 2015 Updates
February 5, 2015 Updates

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. NBA.com

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July 9, 2014 Updates

The Celtics dearly treasure their 5-foot-8 point guard. "The Celtics love Phil Pressey," said the source. Boston Herald

July 1, 2014 Updates

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. NBA.com

June 28, 2014 Updates

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. Boston Globe

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January 24, 2014 Updates

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. Boston Herald

“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.” Boston Herald

January 23, 2014 Updates

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.’’ Boston Globe

October 24, 2013 Updates

“I think he’s shown a ton,” head coach Brad Stevens said of Pressey. “I think at times we’ve played our best basketball with him on the floor.” NBA.com

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