McConnell managed eight points (4-8 FG), two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 19 minutes during Monday's 106-105 loss to the Nets. McConnell provided a little bit of everything while fellow backup guard Aaron Holiday (coach's decision) didn't see the floor at all. McConnell continues to provide efficient scoring and plenty of playmaking considering his modest minutes average, and he's a viable option in deep leagues.
McConnell will come off the bench Wednesday against the Bulls. With Malcolm Brogdon returning to the starting five after missing time due to a concussion, McConnell will resume his usual role off the bench. When coming off the bench this month, McConnell is averaging 5.9 points, 6.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 20.6 minutes.
McConnell is starting at point guard Friday against Golden State, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports. McConnell will draw just his second start of the season, with his last opportunity to run with the first unit dating back to Jan. 10 against Chicago. He finished with four points, four assists, three rebounds and a steal over 26 minutes.
McConnell generated 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 FT), 11 assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block in 27 minutes Wednesday night during the Pacers' 112-87 victory versus the Suns. Malcolm Brogdon exited midway through the second quarter after being elbowed in the head by Myles Turner and eventually required stitches. In his absence, McConnell matched his season-high in assists while recording his second double-double of the year. If the game had been close there is a chance Brgdon would have returned, so odds are McConnell will return to his typical role Thursday in Golden State.
McConnell finished with six points (3-6 FG), 10 assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 23 minutes Monday in the Pacers' 118-88 loss to the Jazz. Coach Nate McMillan limited the minutes for most of his starters in the blowout loss, which played at a major part in McConnell reaching double digits in assists for the third time this season. The Pacers' previous five games had been decided by 11 or fewer points, and McConnell averaged 4.8 points, 4.4 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 steals in that stretch. Those numbers are a better representation of what he'll provide on most occasions.
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