McConnell scored 16 points (8-8 FG) to go along with four rebounds, 13 assists, 10 steals and one block across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 114-111 win over the Cavaliers. McConnell delivered a remarkable stat line in multiple ways, but the clear highlight is the 10 steals. Nine of the thefts came before halftime, good for an NBA record for one half. He also made all eight of his shots from the field to reach double-digit scoring for only the fourth time this season. While it's impossible to project McConnell to replicate this type of production, he has now averaged 7.6 assists and 3.3 steals per game across his last nine contests.
McConnell will come off the bench Monday at Philadelphia. The 28-year-old had 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 assists, six rebounds and two steals while starting in place of Malcolm Brogdon (knee) on Saturday, but Brogdon is back in action Monday. McConnell should still see plenty of minutes off the bench, though his offensive volume will obviously be more limited.
McConnell logged 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 assists, six rebounds and two steals across 46 minutes Saturday in the Pacers' 110-107 loss to the Knicks. Making the start at point guard in place of the injured Malcolm Brogdon (knee), McConnell rarely left the floor during the contest, playing all but two minutes. He made the most of his elevated playing time by turning in a double-double, his first since January 2020. McConnell would be in store for an uptick in value if Brogdon's injury sidelines him during the Pacers' upcoming three-game week, but even before the latter's injury, McConnell had already established himself as a must-roster player in 12-team leagues.
McConnell will start at point guard for Saturday's game against the Knicks, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports. With Malcolm Brogdon out with right knee soreness, McConnell will be the primary ball handler for the Pacers on Saturday. It's only his second start of the season, but he should see plenty of run as long as Brogdon remains out. He's averaging 5.9 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds across 24.1 minutes per game this season.
McConnell had nine points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists, five rebounds, four steals and one block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 111-107 loss to Golden State. The 28-year-old doesn't regularly put up double-digit points off the bench, but his contributions in other categories keep him on the fantasy radar in deeper formats. McConnell should continue to work as Indiana's secondary point guard.
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