San Antonio Spurs: 25 players you may have forgotten were on the team

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 11: Tracy McGrady
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ATLANTA – 1990: Paul Pressey
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12. Paul Pressey

Paul Pressey is likely known for being part of the mid-1980’s-Milwaukee Bucks teams. They were filled with talents like Sidney Moncrief, Terry Cummings, and Craig Hodges. These squads were always good, but never were able to break the glass ceiling of the Eastern Conference, which had the Boston Celtics rule, the Detroit Pistons take over, and the Chicago Bulls rise in the early 1990’s.

During the Bucks years, Pressey played somewhat of a point forward role, as he shared time between shooting guard and small forward. It saw him pile up over 3,700 assists in eight seasons, including 7.8 at age 27.

As Pressey’s role decreased in Milwaukee, the team traded him to the San Antonio Spurs in the 1990 offseason. It saw his role and stat line dwindle for the next two seasons, playing a bench role on two strong teams that were led by David Robinson.

The second year saw Pressey play 56 games, but shot a career-low 37 percent, all the way down from 47 the year prior. He also averaged just 2.7 points per game.

Afterward, the Spurs let Pressey go to the Warriors, where he played just 18 games in 1992-93 and got waived. He never appeared in another NBA game.