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Phil Pressey | Guard

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
College: Missouri
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Phil Pressey came off the bench for 11 points, five rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block on 4-of-6 shooting in 18 minutes.
The stat line was nice, and a bit surprising with the return of Isaiah Thomas, and it's hard to see him doing this again any time soon. Ignore him for now, as the Celtics were down 17 at halftime and Brad Stevens gave Pressey a look in hopes of getting back into the game. Mar 26 - 1:01 AM

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Phil Pressey played 18 minutes against the Spurs on Friday with four points, four boards, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

With Marcus Smart likely to be suspended and Isaiah Thomas (back) still out, Pressey could get some more run on Sunday against the Pistons. Still, he's one of the worst offensive players in the NBA and can be ignored in almost all formats.
Mar 21 - 2:16 AM

Brad Stevens praised Phil Pressey for staying ready despite an uncertain role with the Celtics this season.

"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," Stevens said. Pressey admitted he's had trouble in the role and has faced some difficulties as a result, but he didn't offer any excuses and has offered a nice spark in Isaiah Thomas' (elbow, butt) absence. That all being said, Pressey belongs in the free-agent pool.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mar 16 - 12:26 PM

Phil Pressey double-doubled against the Magic on Friday with 10 points, four rebounds, 10 dimes, two steals, one block and three turnovers.

He filled in for most of Isaiah Thomas' (back, elbow) minutes and turned in his best game of the season. Pressey is one of the worst shooting guards in the NBA, so making 4-of-5 from the field is a fluke. Unless you're really desperate, keep him on the wire.
Mar 13 - 11:32 PM

Phil Pressey was recalled from the D-League by the Celtics on Friday.

He's averaging just 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 11.6 minutes per game this season with the Celtics, so there's no need to consider him in almost any league. Leave Pressey on the wire.
Feb 6 - 1:29 PM

Phil Pressey was assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League on Thursday.

Pressey has averages of 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 11.6 minutes per game this season, but he won't see consistent minutes unless Marcus Smart goes down with an injury. Leave Pressey on the wire.
Feb 5 - 3:46 PM

Phil Pressey could get more minutes on Monday against the Suns.

It's unclear how much or who will lose, but it's unlikely to matter much in the grand scheme of things. Pressey is only worth owning in deep leagues while Marcus Smart (ankle) is out.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Phil Pressey is expected to join the Celtics' rotation with Marcus Smart (ankle) sidelined.

Pressey was called an "energizer bunny" by Brad Stevens, and while it won't be a large role, Pressey will be in the rotation for however long Smart is sidelined. We would be surprised if he sees north of 15 minutes per game with any regularity.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Phil Pressey played 13 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Friday with five points, one rebound, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

With Marcus Smart (ankle) and Rajon Rondo (hand) out, Pressey is going to start against the Bulls on Saturday. He isn't much of a stat stuffer, but he could have a decent game as a deep-league plug-and-play guy.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 12:44:00 AM

The Celtics have guaranteed the contract of Phil Pressey by not waving him on Tuesday.

He'll have to fight for minutes behind Rajon Rondo and rookie Marcus Smart, but he looks like a lock for a roster spot this season.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Celtics PG Phil Pressey said that he welcomes increased competition from draft pick Marcus Smart.

Pressey went undrafted last year but Boston signed him to a multi-year deal as a free agent, and he stepped into a big role with Rajon Rondo recovering from ACL surgery. He even started 11 games, averaging 8.2 points, 1.3 threes, 7.2 assists and 1.5 steals, but his fantasy outlook is bleak with Rondo and Smart clogging up minutes at PG.
Source: CSNNE.com
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Phil Pressey started in place of Rajon Rondo (rest) and hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, five rebounds, 13 assists and a steal.

Any time Rondo will miss, Pressey is worth a shot in most fantasy leagues. He's not a great scorer, but did a nice job for the Celtics tonight.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Phil Pressey handed out a career-high 13 assists in a start in place of Rajon Rondo (shin) on Friday vs. the Bobcats, adding 10 points, three steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

It's the third time he's had a double-digit dime game and also his second double-double of his career. Pressey has actually shot the ball at a respectable level lately and he's turned around what was a horrible start to his career. Rondo's shin injury is a bit of a mystery as far as severity goes, so Pressey is more of a speculative add. Although, Pressey could be a nice start since Jerryd Bayless (knee) seems doubtful.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Phil Pressey will start in place of Rajon Rondo (shin) on Friday vs. the Bobcats.

This injury came out of nowhere for Rondo and coach Brad Stevens may have just went with Pressey over Jerryd Bayless as the starter to not mess with his game plan in the rotation. Pressey is a low-end option despite a decent matchup against Luke Ridnour.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Phil Pressey logged the first double-double of his career on Saturday vs. the Pistons, scoring 12 points wit two boards, 11 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

It's only the second time since the All-Star break he was able to hit multiple 3-pointers in a game and this was one of his best outings yet. Pressey got the start for Rajon Rondo (rest) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) was also out, so he might not get another chance to start on Saturday Apr. 12 because coach Brad Stevens tends to go with Jerryd Bayless at the point sans Rondo.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk