Pressey continues to impress C's at point guard

Pressey continues to impress C's at point guard
October 10, 2013, 9:30 pm
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With the return date of Rajon Rondo still up in the air, the Celtics are searching for someone to fill the void at point guard.

Undrafted rookie Phil Pressey made a pretty good pitch for the job Wednesday night in a 103-102 preseason loss to the Knicks in Providence.

Pressey, out of Missouri and son of former Bucks All-Star and ex-Celtics assistant Paul Pressey, had 13 points, seven assists and perhaps most important, no turnovers in his first NBA game.

Teammate Avery Bradley said not being drafted hasn't diminished Pressey's confidence coming into the league.

"He's confident," Bradley said at practice on Thursday. "Me and Rondo have been on him. We knew he wasn't drafted and has a point to prove."

New C's coach Brad Stevens was more than pleased with Pressey's play Wednesday.

"I was pretty impressed with Phil," Stevens said. "He certainly has a lot of things he can do better and learn and watch on film."

Stevens said he'll continue to evaluate Pressey at point guard heading into the season opener Oct. 30 at Toronto.

“I was just trying to go out there and carry over what was happening in practice," Pressey told CSNNE's Sherrod Blakely after the game Wednesday night. "Compete everyday, and I really feel like Avery and Jordan [Crawford] and other guys, us competing against each other, really got me ready for the game.”