5 Santa Cruz Warriors Players That Deserve an NBA Call-Up

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Phil Pressey || G || 25 || 5’11” || 177 lbs.

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this picture of Phil Pressey the featured image for my Santa Cruz posts, but there’s just no way you could question the kind of impact Pressey has had on this Warriors squad.

Pressey averages 19.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.9 steals in 33.7 minutes. In the 22 games he’s played for Santa Cruz, he’s shot 40.1 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from behind the arc. Not only does he lead the team in PPG, APG and SPG, but he also leads them in assist percentage (30.7) and steal percentage (2.6).

He’s third on his team in PER (17.5), second on his team in PPR (2.3), and first on his team in hands on buckets (HOB: 33.6). His HOB ranks 11th overall in the D-League, and his AST% ranks 10th overall. He’s also had four double-doubles this season.

Long story, short: this is a guard-driven league, and teams in need of a capable floor general need to give Pressey a call. Whether you’re a team struggling to find its identity or just a team that could use some added depth at the helm, Pressey has NBA experience, and his name is certainly one that carries weight in the world of basketball.

Of all the players in Santa Cruz, I believe Phil Pressey is the most likely to receive a call-up.