Celtics rookie Phil Pressey rolled his ankle Wednesday night against the Raptors, and it sounds like it's going to take more then a turned ankle to slow the rookie down. I've personally been impressed with his calmness on the court, and his toughness may be another thing to add to the list.
"I'm good," he told Rajon Rondo who offered to let him out of carrying his bag. "I'm good."
Pressey certainly has been good for the Celtics in establishing himself as a viable option for coach Brad Stevens to turn to off the C's bench.
Although he was scoreless in Wednesday night, Pressey still managed five assists and four rebounds in about 22 minutes.
He would have been on the floor even longer if not for his left ankle injury which sent him to the bench for good with about four minutes to play.
After the game, Pressey didn't seem overly concerned about the ankle being an issue going forward.
"I rolled this ankle before," said Pressey, who added that he sustained the injury in the first half Wednesday. "I just tweaked it again and it hurt a little bit more this time."
Pressey added, "I taped it up and I re-rolled it again [in the second half]. But it's good. Get some ice on it, get some treatments today and [Thursday], I'll be all right."
"Right now, I'm doing whatever coach Stevens asks me to do," Pressey said. "He was telling me keep working hard and keep proving myself everyday."
Pressey has had some standout games so far this preseason. He scored 13 points, and dished out 7 assists against the Knicks. The C's dropped that game 103-102 against New York, but Pressey showed signs of a solid backup for Rondo. He doesn't remind me of Gabe Pruitt, or Lester Hudson, and that's always a win.
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