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Wed, Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm ET
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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
17-8 7-3 W4
16-9 9-1 W2
13-12 4-6 L2
10-16 4-6 W1
4-19 1-9 L9

2021 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 24.2 8.4 50.3 3.3 4.8

Top T.J. McConnell News

  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Will be re-evaluated in two months

    The Pacers announced Tuesday that McConnell (wrist) will remain in a cast for the next 10-to-12 weeks before the team estimates a timeline for his return to basketball activities.

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news earlier Tuesday that McConnell underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist, noting in the report that the point guard was expected to miss several months. The Pacers essentially confirmed that timeline, as McConnell will almost certainly need more than two months for his wrist to heal and to get back into basketball shape once cleared for on-court work. Given the length of his absence, McConnell looks like a safe drop in the majority of fantasy leagues.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Out multiple months after surgery

    McConnell underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist and is expected to miss several months, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    McConnell was initially diagnosed with right wrist soreness after exiting the Pacers' Dec. 1 game against the Hawks, only for head coach Rick Carlisle to acknowledge two days later that the point guard was sporting a cast and on track to miss multiple weeks. With further tests detecting ligament damage in his wrist, McConnell was forced to go under the knife to address the injury. With McConnell seemingly at risk until being sidelined around the All-Star break, he's tough to justify holding outside of deeper redraft leagues. Brad Wanamaker will likely be locked in as the Pacers' backup point guard behind starter Malcolm Brogdon for the duration of McConnell's absence.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: In cast, out 'weeks'

    McConnell (wrist) is in a cast and will be out "weeks," according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    This is a challenging development for the Pacers, who lean on McConnell for a spark off the bench. Coach Carlisle noted that replacing his production will be done by committee while bringing up Caris LeVert and Brad Wanamaker.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Expected to miss time

    Coach Rick Carlisle said Thursday that McConnell (wrist) will be "out for a while," Scott Agness of reports.

    McConnell was unable to practice Thursday due to his right wrist injury. Although the Pacers' medical staff is still determining the extent of the issue, it appears as though the 29-year-old will miss some time. Brad Wanamaker and Caris LeVert would likely see additional run if McConnell is held out.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Doesn't practice Thursday

    McConnell (wrist) didn't participate in Thursday's practice session, James Boyd of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    McConnell exited Wednesday's game against Atlanta with right wrist soreness. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available for Friday's matchup against Miami.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Will not return Wednesday

    McConnell (wrist) will not return to Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks, Pat Boylan of Bally Sports Indiana reports.

    McConnell played just three minutes prior to exiting Wednesday's game with soreness in his right wrist. The 29-year-old should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Heat until more information is known. Brad Wanamaker is likely to see more opportunities for the remainder of the game.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Back to bench

    McConnell will come off the bench Wednesday against the Hawks, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.

    With Myles Turner (illness) back in the fold, McConnell will resume his usual bench role. As a reserve, he's averaged 7.8 points, 4.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 22.5 minutes.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Enters starting five

    McConnell will start Monday's game at Minnesota.

    McConnell will make his sixth start of the season Monday with Myles Turner (illness) unavailable. Goga Bitadze also figures to see increased minutes for the Pacers.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Dishes five dimes in 19 minutes

    McConnell had six points (3-6 FG), three rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals over 19 minutes during Saturday's 111-94 victory over New Orleans.

    McConnell has seen his role reduce over the past few games, to the point where he is now a possible drop candidate in standard formats. That trend continued Saturday despite the blowout. He has obvious upside when it comes to both assists and steals, but his opportunities will be limited while he remains in a 20-minute role.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Excels from bench with 21 points

    McConnell totaled 21 points (10-14 FG, 1-1 3PT), eight rebounds, five assists and a steal across 30 minutes in Thursday's 111-100 win over the Jazz.

    With Caris LeVert sidelined, McConnell got extra run from the bench and made the most of his opportunity. As a spot starter and sixth man, McConnell is on pace for career numbers in 2021, and he's currently beating previous yearly averages in minutes, points and rebounds.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Shifts to bench

    McConnell will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    With Malcolm Brogdon returning to the lineup after a two-game absence, McConnell will shift back to a bench role. The 29-year-old has performed well this season when called upon, as he's currently averaging 9.1 points, 5.1 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per game.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Scores 19 in start

    McConnell started Friday's game against Portland and finished with 19 points (8-13 FG, 3-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes.

    Starting in place Malcolm Brogdon (illness), McConnell took full advantage of the opportunity, posting a season-high 19 points and chipping in some valuable defensive stats. While the lack of assists was a letdown for fantasy managers, McConnell remains a solid streaming option if Brogdon misses any additional time.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Moves back to bench

    McConnell will come off the bench Wednesday against the Knicks, Scott Agness of reports.

    The 29-year-old started the past three games but will return to the bench Wednesday with Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) returning to action. McConnell has averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 22.0 minutes over his five appearances off the bench this season.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Double-double in start

    McConnell racked up 10 points (5-7 FG), 10 assists, three rebounds, three steals and a block in a 131-118 victory over the Spurs on Monday night.

    McConnell started and put together his best performance of the season. He had previously failed to hit double figures in points or assists. The 29-year-old is capable of stuffing the box score and is a viable source of defensive stats, but he isn't overly involved in the offense. The return of Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) will revert his role, likely beginning Wednesday versus the Knicks.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Efficient off the bench

    McConnell chipped in eight points (4-6 FG), three assists and a rebound over 20 minutes of action in Wednesday's 118-100 loss to the Raptors. He also had four turnovers.

    Turnovers plagued his performance in this one, but the efficiency is respectable. McConnell carries fantasy value when hovering around 30 minutes per game, but he's played between 18 and 24 minutes in all five contests thus far. Malcolm Brogdon left Wednesday's game with a hamstring injury -- a situation worth monitoring with McConnell in line to fill any missed time.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Starting Friday

    McConnell is starting Friday's preseason game against Cleveland.

    McConnell will join the starting lineup for the preseason finale with Malcolm Brogdon (shoulder) unavailable. However, he'll likely take on a backup role to begin the regular season since Brogdon is expected to be available for Wednesday's season opener against the Hornets.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 29
School: Duquesne; Arizona
Experience: 6