Phil Pressey will be wearing green for another year.
The Boston Celtics have guaranteed the second-year point guard’s contract for the upcoming season, an NBA source told The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn.
The team has not yet confirmed the report, but Pressey’s deal was set to become guaranteed if he was not waived or traded by midnight Tuesday.
Pressey was a surprise contributor to the Celtics last season after going undrafted out of Missouri. The 5-foot-11 guard played in 75 games for the team, averaging 15.1 minutes, 2.8 points and 3.2 assists per contest. Seeing his playing time increase as the season went on, Pressey dished out double-digit assists in four of his final six games.
Pressey recently completed his second spin through the Orlando Summer League, leading the Celtics in assists over five games. Also on Boston’s summer league roster were rookie guards Marcus Smart and James Young, whom Pressey will battle for playing time this season.