NBA Trade News: Point Guard Phil Pressey To Sign For Philadelphia 76ers
Phil Pressey is set to become the new addition in the Philadelphia 76ers roster. After the NBA-granted roster exemption due to Joel Embiid’s season-ending injury, the Sixers are looking to upgrade their team by signing point guard Pressey. Embiid has been ruled out for the second straight season with a foot injury.Advertisement
In his last two seasons with the Boston Celtics, Phil Pressey featured in 125 games. The point guard averaged 3.1 points, and 2.9 assists in 14 minutes per game.
When asked which position in the roster required fresh blood infusion, head coach Brett Brown promptly said it is the point guard.
“Because I think Isaiah Canaan has shown he can play a little bit of one, he can go over to two, he’s physical enough to play one, two or two, one. Whatever the order is, the order is. And we’ve unearthed something in T.J. McConnell who is just a real push it point guard and a pass-first point guard. I feel what this team needs to protect ourselves, as much as anything.”
Phil is the son of former NBA player Paul Pressey. The Sixers started with rookie guard McConnell against Bucks, so Pressey could start in the very first game after his signing.
Robert Covington became the fourth player in the injury list last week after spraining his right knee.