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Report: Phil Pressey contract guaranteed for 2014-15
Posted By Mike Petraglia On July 15, 2014 @ 10:43 pm In General | No Comments
The Celtics  have seen enough to believe little Phil Pressey can be a big part of their immediate future.
According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, Pressey’s contract will be guaranteed next season after passing the midnight Tuesday deadline.
Barring late trade offer that forces Celts to use Pressey – and nothing’s in the works – his contract for next yr will be guaranteed.
‘ Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 15, 2014 
President of basketball operations Danny Ainge last year signed the 5-foot-11 Pressey, Chris Johnson  and Chris Babb to separate four-year non-guaranteed contracts. Under terms of the contracts, Pressey, Johnson and Babb will be paid under a million dollars annually through 2016-17. Pressey made approximately $490,000 last season, the rookie minimum.
After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, Pressey signed with the Celtics  to play in the 2013 Orlando Summer League. He was no stranger to the Celtics . Pressey’s AAU team had practiced at the team facility in Waltham where the Celtics  first had eyes on him. His performance in the Summer League led to Pressey signing a deal on July 22, 2013.
Pressey became valuable as the Celtics  began the season without four-time All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo , who was still rehabbing his ACL, torn in Jan. 2013. Pressey made his regular season debut in the 2013-14 Celtics  season opener Oct. 30 at the Air Canada Centre  against the Toronto. He did not play in the next three games, but after the Celtics  got off to an 0-4 start, head coach Brad Stevens  shuffled the lineup.
On Nov. 6, at home against the Utah Jazz , Pressey recorded the first three assists, first steal and first field goal of his career. On Jan. 22, with Rajon Rondo , Avery Bradley  and Jerryd Bayless all sitting out and Pressey making his second career start, Pressey scored a career-high 20 points against Washington before fouling out.
He posted a double-double on April 5 against the Detroit Pistons  with 12 points and a career-high 11 assists. On April 11, he had another career high with 13 assists as part of a 10-point double double against the Charlotte Bobcats . He matched the 13 assists the following night against the Cleveland Cavaliers . He finished the season averaging 2.8 points and 3.2 assists in 15.1 minutes in 75 games for the Celtics .
This month, Pressey traveled with the Celtics to Orlando for the 2014 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 10.6 points, 3.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game in five games.
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 July 15, 2014: https://twitter.com/SteveBHoop/statuses/489170180476379136
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 Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm
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 Avery Bradley: http://media.weei.com/basketball/avery-bradley.htm
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