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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
51-31 6-4 L1
46-36 4-6 W1
44-38 3-7 W1
25-57 0-10 L10
23-59 4-6 L3

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 24.1 8.5 48.1 3.3 4.9

Top T.J. McConnell News

  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Solid effort as starter

    McConnell finished Saturday's 133-120 loss to Philadelphia with 12 points (4-8 FG, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, six assists, one block and one steal across 25 minutes.

    After returning from a wrist injury Tuesday and coming off the bench, McConnell got the start Saturday and supplied solid production alongside Tyrese Haliburton in the Pacers backcourt. Whether in the starting five or on the second unit, McConnell will likely split the work again with Duane Washington during Indiana's season finale Sunday in Brooklyn.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Starting Saturday

    McConnell is starting Saturday's game against the 76ers, Tony East of WTHR Channel 13 Indianapolis reports.

    McConnell will make his seventh start of the year during the second-to-last game of the regular season. Across his first six starts, he averaged 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 32.3 minutes per game.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Reclaims backup PG duties

    McConnell (wrist) played 15 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 131-122 loss to the 76ers, finishing with two points (0-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and four rebounds.

    Though the Pacers entered play Monday at 29 games under .500, McConnell avoided becoming the fifth player to be ruled out for the final three games of the season. Instead, he made his surprise return from a 55-game absence, garnering only a small role behind starting point guard Tyrese Haliburton. So long as Haliburton is able to play in the Pacers' final two games of the season, McConnell isn't expected to see his playing time ramp up dramatically from Tuesday.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Available vs. Sixers

    McConnell (wrist) is available for Tuesday's game against the 76ers, Tony East of WTHR Channel 13 Indianapolis reports.

    Surprisingly, the Pacers will opt to bring McConnell back for the final three games of this season after he last played Dec. 1. He's not expected to see significant minutes, as the Pacers are still focusing on developing younger players.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Chance to return Tuesday

    McConnell (wrist) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

    McConnell hasn't suited up since Dec. 1, but he appears to be making progress and may return for the final week of the regular season. However, even if he is available, it's unclear how much playing time he'd garner, as the Pacers have already been eliminated from the playoffs and have younger guards (Tyrese Haliburton, Duane Washington, Keifer Sykes) to give minutes to.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Remains week-to-week

    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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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Sheds cast, return 'weeks away'

    Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said Thursday that McConnell is no longer donning a cast on his surgically repaired right wrist, but the point guard is "weeks" away from playing, James Boyd of The Indianapolis Star reports. "[The training staff is] starting to do mobility and manual therapy and get [his right wrist] moving," Carlisle said of McConnell. "Every day is a little bit better. As far as a timetable, it's gonna be weeks. I don't know how many."

    Multiple reports suggested that McConnell would be sidelined for an extended period when he underwent surgery on the wrist in early December, so his continued absence and lack of a clear return timeline nearly two and a half months after the procedure doesn't come as a major surprise. While the fact that McConnell has shed his cast is seemingly a step in the right direction, the 29-year-old looks as though he's at least a week or more away from resuming on-court work. With McConnell out indefinitely and Malcolm Brogdon's lingering Achilles injury making him a potential shutdown candidate, Tyrese Haliburton could end up seeing extensive run at point guard throughout the second half of the season.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Added to protocols

    The Pacers placed McConnell (wrist) in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols prior to Wednesday's 111-104 win over the Lakers.

    McConnell will presumably remain in isolation for the remaining three games of Indiana's road trip, but the veteran point guard's entry into the protocols doesn't change anything with regard to his timeline for returning from the right wrist surgery he underwent in early December. The Pacers plan to re-evaluate McConnell in late February following the All-Star break, and if his injured wrist has healed as expected, he could make his return to action at some point in early March.

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

    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 and a half 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 30
School: Duquesne
Experience: 7