Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said Thursday that McConnell's surgically repaired right wrist is getting better, but the point guard is still considered "week-to-week," James Boyd of The Indianapolis Star reports.

McConnell has been sidelined since early December following the wrist procedure. He'll likely continue to do his part to stay conditioned in anticipation of a potential return during the final couple weeks of the season, but whether he plays at any point during the Pacers' remaining 15 games may be contingent on him advancing to full-contact, full-court practices. Even if McConnell does reach that final stage in his recovery, the noncontending Pacers may not want to extend him major minutes at the expense of younger guards such as Tyrese Haliburton, Chris Duarte and Duane Washington.

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