Celtics sign Phil Pressey
Pressey, a 5'11 guard from Missouri, averaged 9.4 points and 6.6 assists for the C's in the Orlando Summer League. Along with the signing of Vitor Faverani, also announced Monday, they have 16 players under contract. Pressey could push for minutes behind Rajon Rondo at point guard, especially since Courtney Lee, MarShon Brooks, and Jordan Crawford all make more sense as combo guards than pure points.
Pressey, son of two-time NBA defensive first-teamer Paul Pressey, was first-team all-SEC this past season, but made the somewhat questionable decision to leave college after three years and head to the pros. It's not a lack of talent -- he's lightning quick, and averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 assists for the Tigers, eighth in all of college basketball -- but he struggled with consistency and decision-making.
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