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Phil Pressey couldn’t have landed on a better team than the Celtics.
Yes, the rookie point guard and former Missouri standout would have preferred to be drafted by an NBA team last summer, but that didn’t happen.
However, he quickly was picked up by the Celtics, a team he grew up around as his father, Paul, was a former Celtics assistant coach.
Pressey also practiced at the Celtics’ practice facility in Waltham and played basketball at Waltham High School.
So Pressey was at least familiar with the team that asked him to join its summer league team and then, after he played well there, signed him to a three-year deal.