McConnell agreed Monday to a four-year, $35 million contract with the Pacers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
McConnell is coming off the best year of his career, and the 29-year-old is being rewarded with a long-term contract. In 26.0 minutes per game, he averaged 8.6 points, 6.6 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals while shooting an impressive 55.9 percent from the field. He should continue mostly seeing backup minutes, but he's proven to be a great failsafe for when the Pacers' starting backcourt is injured.
McConnell accumulated 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 17 assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block in 39 minutes during Sunday's 125-113 win over the Raptors.
The 29-year-old has been hovering around top-50 fantasy value over the last couple of weeks, averaging 12.9 points, 7.1 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals while shooting 58.6 percent from the field over his last nine games. McConnell averaged career highs in points (8.6), rebounds (3.7), assists (6.7) and steals (1.9) through 69 games in his sixth NBA season. He'll look to roll his stellar regular-season play into Tuesday's play-in tournament game.
McConnell will come off the bench Saturday against the Lakers, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Caris LeVert (knee) is back in the starting five, so McConnell will come off the bench. He could still have a big role, however, as the Pacers remain shorthanded.
McConnell (thumb) returned to Thursday's 142-133 loss to Milwaukee and tallied 23 points (10-19 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and three steals across 45 minutes.
Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports that McConnell had X-rays taken on his hand during the game, which revealed no structural damage. He had been considered questionable to return after suffering a thumb injury in the first half, but it clearly wasn't a big concern considering his heavy minutes. The 23 points marked a season high for the normally defensive-minded guard as he took advantage of his team's severely depleted backcourt to post big numbers in big minutes.
McConnell (thumb) is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Bucks.
McConnell suffered the thumb injury in the first half after starting and playing 21 minutes. He went for 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal prior to the injury.
McConnell will start Thursday's contest against the Bucks, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.
With Caris LeVert (knee), Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring), Aaron Holiday (toe) and other backcourt options sidelined, McConnell will start and should be plenty of action. In two prior starts, he averaged 18.0 points, 7.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.0 blocks in 44.0 minutes.
McConnell scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with seven assists, four rebounds and two steals across 28 minutes in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.
McConnell tallied double-digit points for the fourth time in his last five games, aided by the absence of Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring). He also chipped in his typical assist and steals production as well, and he is now averaging 6.0 assists and 2.2 steals in that same five-game span.
McConnell tallied 19 points (9-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, four steals and two rebounds in 25 minutes during Thursday's 133-126 win over the Hawks.
The 29-year-old now has at least one steal in nine straight games, a span in which he's averaging 9.1 points, 7.0 assists and 2.6 steals. McConnell is averaging career highs in points and steals in his sixth year in the NBA. He'll look to keep his steals streak going Saturday at home against the Wizards.
McConnell tallied 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt), nine rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 31 minutes during Monday's 154-141 loss to the Wizards.
McConnell continues to be a consistent source of assists and steals despite the fact his role is somewhat inconsistent. The Pacers are currently down on troops and so McConnell has been able to once again step into an increased role. He is putting together his best season from both a fantasy and a reality standpoint and his unwavering reliability makes him a must-roster player across just about every format.
McConnell went for four points (2-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five assists, two rebounds and three steals across 20 minutes during Thursday's 130-113 loss to Brooklyn.
McConnell shot 30 percent or worse from the field for the third time across the last four games but came through with solid supporting stats in limited action. With Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) and Edmond Sumner (knee) going down in Thursday's game, McConnell could be looking at an increased workload going forward.
McConnell had just two points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt) to go with seven assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block in Sunday's win over the Magic.
While it was McConnell's lowest point total since March 15, he was able to salvage some fantasy production with seven assists and his typical defensive contributions. McConnell was coming off of a monster game Saturday against Detroit, when he posted six points, three boards, 13 assists, five steals and a block in 30 minutes.
McConnell scored 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt) to go along with eight assists, four rebounds and one steal across 25 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
McConnell was a big reason the shorthanded Pacers still managed to earn a win, posting a team-best plus-17 while on the floor. The rest of his line was fairly familiar, as he continued to shoot well from the floor while racking up assists and steals. Though McConnell's court time will spike occasionally, he's shown the ability to deliver fantasy value in 23 to 25 minutes per game.
McConnell accumulated 18 points (9-10 FG), seven assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Hawks.
The 29-year-old recorded one of his most efficient games of the season, hitting nine out of 10 field-goal attempts. McConnell also bounced back from Friday's four-point effort to post his 18th double-digit scoring performance of the season. The sixth-year guard has been a consistent source of assists (6.5) and steals (1.8) off the bench this season and should continue playing a pivotal role for the ninth-seeded Pacers the rest of the way.
McConnell played 23 minutes off the bench and contributed four points (2-4 FG), eight assists, three rebounds and three steals Friday in the loss to the Jazz.
McConnell will not be a consistent source of points, but his ability to collect assists and steals makes him someone to keep an eye out for in fantasy leagues. He has recorded multiple steals in six of nine April contests while averaging 6.7 assists in 27.0 minutes of action.
McConnell totaled 12 points (5-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists and four steals in a 132-124 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday.
McConnell continues to rack up the steals -- he's recorded multiple swipes in five of his last six contests. The guard has also contributed across the scoresheet over that stretch, averaging 11.3 points, 6.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game.
McConnell scored 19 points (9-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt) to go along with 15 assists, three rebounds and two steals across 35 minutes in Wednesday's 141-137 win over the Timberwolves.
McConnell benefitted from the continued absence of Malcolm Brogdon (hip) as well as Myles Turner (ankle) and Domantas Sabonis (ankle), which forced the team to play small. As a result, McConnell topped 30 minutes for the third time in his last four games and matched his season bests in both points and assists. Brogdon is expected to return within the next game or two, which would decrease McConnell's role.
McConnell produced 18 points ( 9-14 FG), eight assists and seven rebounds across 34 minutes in Saturday's 139-133 win over the Spurs.
McConnell has put together an impressive three-game run, averaging 113.7 points, 6.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds over that span. The absence of three key starters undoubtedly assisted his total Saturday, but his production was already on the uptick heading into the weekend. The veteran guard will occasionally experience spurts of production, but his fantasy value is capped by the talent ahead of him on the depth chart.
McConnell finished with 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, two blocks and a rebound across 32 minutes in Friday's loss against the Hornets.
McConnell was one of four bench players that reached the 10-point threshold for the Pacers, but he also paced the team in assists despite coming off the bench. McConnell has scored in double-digits in seven of Indiana's last nine games, and he has dished out at least five dimes in seven of those contests as well. He's been very effective off the bench for Indiana and should feature decent upside even with his bench role firmly established.
McConnell collected eight points (3-5 FG, 2-3 FT), nine assists, two steals and one rebound in a 132-124 loss to the Wizards on Monday.
McConnell continues to be the team's main distributor despite coming off the bench, as he has now recorded at least seven assists in four of his last six games. The guard was also able to pick up multiple steals for the second consecutive contest. McConnell is averaging 10.8 points, 7.8 assists and 1.7 steals over his last six games.
McConnell went for 16 points (8-9 FG), 15 assists, six rebounds, three steals and one block over 29 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Heat.
McConnell totaled 14 dimes over his previous five games prior to going off Friday. He's hit double-digit points in two straight contests following three straight games in which he scored under 10 points. During that span, McConnell is averaging 14.0 points, 9.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting 73.7 percent from the floor over 25.5 minutes per game.
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