current status: On roster
#26 G | 6'0", 177 lbs. | Boston
Birth Date:February 17, 1991 (23 years old) Place of Birth:San Antonio, TX From:Missouri
Drafted:Signed by Boston in 2013.
Drafted:Signed by Boston in 2013.
|Assets:||Quick, smart, and pass-first as a point guard. Very instinctive creating for his teammates. Doesn't force things or tip off defenders, does a great job penetrating, and is very slick with his assists. Has a knack for steals and is a great athlete. The son of a former NBA star, so he knows what it takes to succeed as a pro.|
|Flaws:||Not a top-end scorer and struggles with his outside shot. Small for an NBA point guard, which presents obvious one-one-one defensive issues (especially on post-ups). Sometimes goes for the highlight-reel dish when he could be making the efficient one, leading to unnecessary turnovers.|
|Career Potential:||Speedy, creative pass-first point guard.|
Movements & Injuries
|7/22/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Celtics to a three-year contract.|
|7/22/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Celtics.|
Celtics guarantee Phil Pressey's contract | 07/16/2014 11:36 PM
NewsThe Celtics have guaranteed the contract of Phil Pressey by not waving him on Tuesday.
Gary Washburn on Twitter
ImpactHe'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.
Phil Pressey faces pressure from Marcus Smart | 07/01/2014 4:12 PM
NewsCeltics PG Phil Pressey said that he welcomes increased competition from draft pick Marcus Smart.
ImpactPressey 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.
Flip Pressey with 9 points, 13 dimes in start | 04/12/2014 10:39 PM
NewsPhil 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.
ImpactAny 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.
Phil Pressey hands out 13 dimes in win | 04/11/2014 11:48 PM
NewsPhil 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.
ImpactIt'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.
Phil Pressey will start vs. Bobcats | 04/11/2014 6:58 PM
NewsPhil Pressey will start in place of Rajon Rondo (shin) on Friday vs. the Bobcats.
Baxter Holmes on Twitter
ImpactThis 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.
Phil Pressey scores nine in decent line | 03/12/2014 11:57 PM
NewsPhil Pressey scored nine points in 35 minutes during his seventh start of his career on Wednesday with nine boards, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.
ImpactIt wasn't the worst line and he might have been a little better than expected. Pressey shot 3-of-9 from the field and being undersized has really made him an ineffective offensive weapon. Rajon Rondo won't play playing in back-to-back sets any time soon, so fantasy owners in deep leagues can keep stats like these in mind for streaming purposes.
Phil Pressey will start on Wednesday night | 03/12/2014 5:57 PM
NewsPhil Pressey will start against the Knicks on Wednesday night.
Scott Souza on Twitter
ImpactWith Rajon Rondo out tonight, the Celtics will go with Pressey for his seventh career start. In his previous six starts, he averaged 6.8 points, 2.5 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 triples in 24.2 minutes. He did have one tremendous game mixed in there to inflate those averages, so fantasy owners probably shouldn't have their hopes too high even in a great matchup.
Phil Pressey expected to start on Saturday | 02/22/2014 4:01 PM
NewsPhil Pressey is expected to start on Saturday night.
ImpactRajon Rondo is getting his scheduled rest and the Celtics will have a severe drop off at the point guard spot. Pressey shot 30.6 percent from the field over his last 12, which is actually an improvement on his season total of 28.7 percent. He did have a nice game mixed in there in his previous start, but it's still very hard to get excited about using him in most formats. A struggling Jerryd Bayless will also see more minutes.
Phil Pressey and Gerald Wallace starting | 02/10/2014 6:50 PM
NewsPhil Pressey and Gerald Wallace will start next to Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger against the Bucks on Monday.
Sean Grande on Twitter
ImpactPressey is one of the worst offensive players in the NBA with his season shooting of 27.0 percent from the field and he's also at just 18.8 percent over his last five, which includes two starts. He could have a better game tonight, but he's not a reliable option. Jerryd Bayless will back him up and should have a nice chunk of minutes go his way. On the other hand, Gerald Wallace is a decent plug-and-play.
Phil Pressey's third verse not same as second | 01/29/2014 11:15 PM
NewsPhil Pressey didn't have it in his third start of the season vs. the Sixers on Wednesday, making 1-of-7 from the field for two points with one board, two assists and two steals.
ImpactMichael Carter-Williams didn't give Pressey any room to operate and the size difference was too much for Pressey. He dropped his season field goal percentage to 27.3 percent from the field and might be the worst offensive guard in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics don't have another back-to-back until Feb. 9 and 10, so Pressey can be ignored in almost all leagues until then.
Phil Pressey will get the start on Wednesday | 01/29/2014 5:53 PM
NewsPhil Pressey will start in place of Rajon Rondo on Wednesday.
Sean Grande on Twitter
ImpactPressey was very impressive in his last game as the starter, making 7-of-10 from the field for 20 points in 35 minutes. However, he has cooled off in his last three games and shot just 29.4 percent from the field on that span. He's far from a sure thing tonight, but there should be some opportunity against a struggling Philly defense.
Phil Pressey falls off as expected on Friday | 01/25/2014 12:35 AM
NewsPhil Pressey moved back to the bench on Friday during a 101-83 loss to the Thunder with nine points, two boards, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.
ImpactHe's earned some minutes and even saw playing time next to Rajon Rondo tonight. With Rondo still likely looking at a minute restriction for a while, Pressey can hold some value in deeper leagues. He's not worth owning unless the Celtics are on a back-to-back and rest Rondo. They have a back-to-back coming up on Tuesday vs. the Knicks and Sixers on Wednesday.
Phil Pressey scores 20 points vs. Wizards | 01/22/2014 10:27 PM
NewsPhil Pressey scored a career-high 20 points against the Wizards on Wednesday to go with one board, four assists, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers on 7-of-10 shooting.
ImpactHe's scored only 1.6 points per game before tonight, had a previous career high in scoring of just seven and had a pathetic 23.5 field goal percentage. The switch has come on for Pressey lately for the past two weeks in the assist department, but this scoring output came out of nowhere. Rajon Rondo sat out in the second half of a back-to-back, so fantasy owners can remember this the next time the Celtics rest their All-Star.
Brad Stevens praises Phil Pressey's play | 01/19/2014 10:25 AM
NewsCeltics coach Brad Stevens praised guard Phil Pressey's play in a recent interview.
Boston Celtics on Twitter
Impact"He's playing extremely solid. He's moving the ball. He's playing defense. He's a very reliable defender." While these things are nice to hear, the return of Rajon Rondo will likely hinder Pressey from having much, if any, fantasy relevance.
Phil Pressey drops nine dimes in loss to L.A. | 01/17/2014 10:24 PM
NewsCeltics PG Phil Pressey followed up Wednesday's 10-assist game with another strong effort, coming off the bench on Friday for six points, nine assists and two steals in 22 minutes.
ImpactHe set a new season-high with two 3-pointers, nearly matched his season-high in dimes and steals, and scored for the first time in his past five games. His timing is ironic, considering Rajon Rondo's return to action, but the Celtics have more incentive to develop Pressey than to use Jerryd Bayless as a make-shift PG so there's a good chance the rookie will backup Rondo the rest of the way.
Phil Pressey goes for 0 points, 10 assists | 01/16/2014 12:07 AM
NewsPhil Pressey came off the bench Wednesday and failed to score, missing all five of his shots, but also handed out 10 assists in 26 minutes.
ImpactPressey and Jerryd Bayless will back up Rajon Rondo when he returns Friday, and it looks like Pressey could be the second stringer. Bayless was also 0-for-5 from the floor and finished with just one point, two rebounds and three assists. Both players are intriguing from a fantasy standpoint, but may have trouble making much noise as long as Rondo and Avery Bradley are healthy.
Phil Pressey will start vs. Raptors on Wed. | 01/15/2014 6:00 PM
NewsPhil Pressey will start against the Raptors on Wednesday.
Chris Forsberg on Twitter
ImpactCoach Brad Stevens doesn't want to mess with his rotation, so he'll slot Pressey into the starting lineup tonight. Pressey is one of the worst offensive players in the NBA, shooting 24.4 percent from the field and 14.3 percent from deep. Fantasy owners in deep leagues should only think about adding Pressey while Jerryd Bayless should have a bigger role tonight.
Phil Pressey gets 17 minutes on Wednesday | 11/07/2013 12:08 AM
NewsPhil Pressey played 17 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 1-of-4 from the field for two points with three assists, one steal and no turnovers.
Scott Souza on Twitter
Impact"I thought Phil Pressey gave us a spark. The best teams I've coached have always had a spark off the bench," coach Brad Stevens said. All bets are off on just about all of the Celtics' rotation, but Pressey still has a long way to go before making an impact in fantasy leagues.
Phil Pressey back at practice on Saturday | 10/19/2013 3:50 PM
NewsPhil Pressey (ankle) returned to practice on Saturday and remains questionable for Sunday's game in Montreal.
Gary Washburn on Twitter
ImpactHis ankle sprain from Wednesday only kept him off the court for a couple days. Chances are he'll want to go out and show what he can do on Sunday in order to impress coach Brad Stevens. Pressey is only worth a look in deep leagues for now.
Phill Pressey rolls left ankle Wednesday | 10/16/2013 9:20 PM
NewsPhil Pressey rolled his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game and went to the locker room.
ImpactHe drove to the basket and his left ankle didn't come down properly, causing him to go to the ground. Pressey got a quick look from the trainer on the bench, then hobbled back to the locker room under his own power. He finished with no points on 0-of-7 shooting, so he's probably out of the running to be the starting point guard.
Pressey fills up stat sheet in limited mins | 10/11/2013 10:52 PM
NewsProspective backup PG Phil Pressey played 18 minutes off the bench in Friday's preseason game, scoring six points on 1-of-2 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and two steals.
ImpactPressey hit all four of his free throws and perhaps this active line will help wedge his name back into a point guard discussion that has shifted to Avery Bradley and Jordan Crawford in the last 24-48 hours. Until his role is clarified, Pressey is just a guy to watch from afar.
Phil Pressey posts big line in loss | 10/09/2013 11:00 PM
NewsRookie point guard Phil Pressey came off the bench for 13 points, three rebounds, seven assists and two steals on 4-of-5 shooting in 28 minutes on Wednesday.
ImpactThis was his first preseason game but coach Brad Stevens has been impressed with Pressey in training camp, and was probably even more impressed with this performance. Avery Bradley should be the starter until Rajon Rondo returns to action, but it looks like Pressey will push him. Keep an eye on this position battle over the rest of the preseason.
Stevens impressed with Phil Pressey | 10/03/2013 12:34 PM
NewsBrad Stevens has been impressed with Phil Pressey in training camp.
Impact"I thought Phil Pressey had as good a day as any guard we had [on Tuesday], Stevens said. Pressey is going to battle with Avery Bradley for the starting point guard spot while Rajon Rondo recovers from ACL surgery. Even if he does win the job, the rookie will likely struggle too much to keep him from consistent value in standard leagues. He's on the radar in deeper leagues and if he keeps up his solid play in October, he could climb into the discussion in shallower formats.
Phil Presssey spends time with Rondo | 09/13/2013 2:36 PM
NewsRajon Rondo spent a couple days with Phil Pressey last month and was "constantly in his ear with instrution," according to Scott Souza of MetroWest Daily News.
Scott Souza on Twitter
ImpactPressey could start at point guard for the Celtics until Rondo (knee) returns, and it is encouraging to see that Rondo is helping the rookie out. It is too early to say if Pressey can beat out Bradley and have real fantasy value, but with Rondo's timetable up in the air it is worth monitoring the situation.
Phil Pressey could get stats without Rondo | 08/15/2013 9:36 AM
NewsPhil Pressey could start at point guard should Rajon Rondo (knee) need to miss time this season, according to CSNNE.com.
ImpactHe was undrafted and the Celtics really don't have another point guard outside of Nolan Smith, considering how poorly Avery Bradley played at that spot last year. Rondo should be ready for the season to start following his torn ACL back in January, so Pressey won't be worth drafting in most formats at this point.
Phil Pressey gets first year guaranteed | 07/25/2013 1:07 PM
NewsThe first year of Phil Pressey's three-year deal with the Celtics is guaranteed.
Eric Pincus on Twitter
ImpactHe's a little undersized at 5'11", but he made plays at Missouri for the Tigers. Considering Avery Bradley didn't really thrive at point guard last season, Pressey has a shot for minutes behind Rajon Rondo. Obviously, he has his work cut out for him.
Career Regular Season Statistics
Career Playoff Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Minutes||19.6||at Mem||Nov 21||42.5|
|FG Made||2||3 times-last:at Phi||last:Nov 19||7|
|FG Attempts||7||at Chi||Nov 8||12|
|3Pts Made||1||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Nov 8||5|
|3Pts Attempts||6||at Chi||Nov 8||6|
|FT Made||2||at Mem||Nov 21||5|
|FT Attempts||2||at Mem||Nov 21||7|
|Total Rebounds||3||at Chi||Nov 8||5|
|Offensive Rebounds||1||vs. Phx||Nov 17||2|
|Defensive Rebounds||3||at Chi||Nov 8||5|
|Assists||4||3 times-last:at Mem||last:Nov 21||13|
|Steals||2||3 times-last:at Mem||last:Nov 21||4|
|Blocks||1||at Chi||Nov 8||1|
|Turnovers||1||4 times-last:at Mem||last:Nov 21||5|
|Points||5||vs. Ind||Nov 7||20|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Games Started||11||2013-14 (Bos)|
|FG Made||78||2013-14 (Bos)|
|FG Attempts||253||2013-14 (Bos)|
|3Pts Made||28||2013-14 (Bos)|
|3Pts Attempts||106||2013-14 (Bos)|
|FT Made||29||2013-14 (Bos)|
|FT Attempts||45||2013-14 (Bos)|
|Total Rebounds||105||2013-14 (Bos)|
|Total Rebounds/Game||1.4||2013-14 (Bos)|