The Warriors continue to fill out their offseason roster, this time adding Phil Pressey to the crew with a non-guaranteed deal.
Pressey signs as an unrestricted free agent, with the deal looking like a make-good offer (much like JaVale McGee’s deal. Elliot Williams, the other low-key offseason acquisition, actually signed a guaranteed deal).
Who is Phil Pressey you ask? Pressed (nicknamed “Flip”) last played for the Sixers and Suns, averaging 3.4 ppg, 1.4 rebounds and a surprising 3.3 assists in 12.3 minutes. HIs shooting was not ideal, hitting .222 from behind the arc. His best year came back in 2013 when he started 11 games for the Boston Celtics at PG. Since then, he has jumped around the D-League and put in a showing during Summer League (most recently with Detroit in Orlando.) He has never averaged more than 4 ppg game in his career (he averaged only . He is statistically a below-average defender, but can distribute the ball.
Pressey will fight for the last roster spot on a team looking to fill out the bench after the summer exodus. I personally like what Bob Meyers is doing; bring in some athletic bodies who want to get those rings, all looking to fight for the final roster spot. Nothing is set in stone, and there are minutes to be had with the second unit. Guys like McGee and Pressey can only help themselves with a good showing surrounded by this talented Warriors roster, and Golden State loses nothing by having them around camp to go with the Vets and the new rookies.
NBA Highlights - It would seem he can be a great playmaker if given the chance:
Final Thoughts - Not sure Pressey makes the roster, but will be nice to have him out there instead of the guards we saw in Summer League. Must be a direct sign that the rookies and undrafted guys that Warriors put out there in Vegas aren't making the cut.