Celtics sign Phil Pressey to multiyear deal

Celtics guard Phil Pressey (left) moved past Detroit’s Peyton Siva during a recent summer-league game in Orlando.

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Celtics guard Phil Pressey (left) moved past Detroit’s Peyton Siva during a recent summer-league game in Orlando.

LAS VEGAS — Phil Pressey was impressive for the Celtics at the Orlando Summer Pro League, and that production garnered him a multiyear contract, according to a league source. The source said the contract includes guarantees.

Pressey, a 5-foot-11-inch point guard who went undrafted out of the University of Missouri, signed with the Celtics following the draft and averaged 9.4 points and 6.6 assists in 23 minutes in the Orlando Pro League.


The Celtics indicated during the summer session that Pressey would be invited to camp and the sides have been working on a deal the past two weeks.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens expressed his admiration for Pressey last week in Orlando.

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“I like Phil, I like Phil,” Stevens said. “There are some things that Phil can certainly get better at. He’ll work hard to do it. Right when I got the job, I sent him a text message that night and he called me about a minute after I sent the text and I think he really wants to be good.

“He’s very dynamic with the ball and I think if he continues to do that and make shots, he’s going to be in good shape.”

Pressey’s signing leaves the Celtics with 17 players, with the expected addition of Brazilian center Vitor Faverani.


Team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he will make more roster changes throughout the summer.

Gary Washburn can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @gwashNBAGlobe
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