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Phil Pressey
PG - 5'11, 177lbs - 32 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2022 season
  • Birthdate: 02/17/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2013
  • Pre-draft team: Missouri
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Aaron Mintz (Creative Artists Agency)
22nd July, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Boston.
5th February, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
6th February, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
15th July, 2015NBAWaived by Boston.
24th July, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Portland.
23rd October, 2015NBAWaived by Portland.
25th October, 2015NBAClaimed off waivers by Utah.
26th October, 2015NBAWaived by Utah.
2nd November, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Idaho Stampede.
4th November, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Philadelphia.
4th December, 2015NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
4th December, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Idaho Stampede.
20th February, 2016NBASigned a 10 day contract with Phoenix.
1st March, 2016NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Phoenix.
12th March, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Idaho Stampede.
12th September, 2016NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
15th September, 2016D-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Salt Lake City Stars (formerly Idaho Stampede) to Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for the returning player rights to Aaron Craft and a 2017 second round pick.
20th October, 2016NBAWaived by Golden State.
31st October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Santa Cruz Warriors.
27th July, 2017SpainSigned a two year contract with Barcelona.
24th August, 2018SpainLeft Barcelona.
10th September, 2018TurkeySigned a one year contract with Besiktas.
Career Moves
2010 - 2013Missouri (NCAA)
July 2013Boston Celtics (Summer League)
July 2013 - July 2015Boston Celtics (NBA)
July 2015 - October 2015Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
October 2015Utah Jazz (NBA)
November 2015Idaho Stampede (D-League)
November 2015 - December 2015Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
December 2015 - February 2016Idaho Stampede (D-League)
February 2016 - March 2016Phoenix Suns (NBA)
March 2016 - June 2016Idaho Stampede (D-League)
July 2016Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
September 2016 - October 2016Golden State Warriors (NBA)
October 2016 - June 2017Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
July 2017 - June 2018Barcelona (Spain)
July 2018Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
September 2018 - presentBesiktas (Turkey)
Articles about Phil Pressey

September 4, 2018

Three-year NBA veteran Pressey has been out of the league for a couple of years, spending one in the G-League and one in the EuroLeague with Barcelona. Falling out of the league is not the same as falling off the radar, and, as a pesky defender with excellent ball control, he embodies a lot of the indelible qualities coaches like to have from reserve point guards. His lack of size, athleticism and shot though made him an overall net negative in the NBA, and remain true even after his time out of the league. So to make it back in, someone will have to really like him.

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July 6, 2014

Phil Pressey - Pressey is an excellent passer out of the pick and roll. Very excellent. And his overall floor game continues to develop - an assist to turnover ratio of nearly three to one is good from anyone and very much so from an overmatched rookie. But overmatched is the big word there. The small Pressey just looked like he couldn't make a shot at the NBA level, even though he continues to try, a great passer and terrible scorer who still tries to score. He still takes ones he can't make, and while it is understood he needs defenses to respect the jumpshot so as to be able to penetrate them, he can't shoot and it hurts the team when he tries. With two other non-shooting point guards in the fold next year, Pressey's position and his unguaranteed contract are under threat. Best get them shots up in practice.

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July 8, 2013

Phil Pressey

Pressey is, or was, one of the purest pass-first point guards in the draft, but high assist numbers alone weren't enough to get drafted. They belie a floor game that isn't entirely under control - Pressey's a good passer, especially out of the pick and roll, but he makes more mistakes than you'd like from a floor general, and is rather ball dominant in the process. He's quick enough, mediocre enough of a shooter, and a useful enough defender (he gambles, but he has to) to overcome his height disadvantage at the NBA level, but only if his point guard game is beyond doubt. Which, right now, it isn't.

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