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9 T.J. McConnell PG

Indiana Pacers

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March 4, 2021 04:32 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Unconventional triple-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 1, 2021 08:36 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Shifts back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 28, 2021 02:00 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Dazzles in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 27, 2021 07:44 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Starting for Brogdon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell will start at point guard for Saturday's game against the Knicks, Scott Agness of 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.

February 25, 2021 01:20 AM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Strong line in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 17, 2021 07:56 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Shifts back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell will come off the bench Wednesday at Minnesota.

The 28-year-old had 19 points (8-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go along with four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 42 minutes Monday as a starter, but he'll return to the bench with Doug McDermott (knee) returning to action. McConnell should still see significant run as Indiana's secondary point guard.

February 16, 2021 02:08 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Excels as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell scored 19 points (8-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go along with four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks across 42 minutes in Monday's 120-112 overtime loss to the Bulls.

With Doug McDermott (knee) sidelined, McConnell earned his first start of the season and played a season-high minutes load. Though that was in part aided by an overtime period, he's now topped 30 minutes in three consecutive games, averaging 10.7 points, 7.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game in that span. While McConnell's scoring outburst on Monday was out of character and powered by unsustainable shooting, he contributes well enough across the board overcome his lack of high-volume points.

February 15, 2021 06:40 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Set to start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell will start Monday's game against the Bulls, Bulls radio voice Chuck Swirsky reports.

Doug McDermott (knee) has been ruled out, so Indiana will go with a smaller lineup featuring both McConnell and Malcolm Brogdon in the backcourt. McConnell has fared well off the bench of late, averaging 7.5 points, 8.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals over his last eight appearances (27.6 MPG). In Saturday's win over Atlanta, McConnell posted six points, 12 assists, four steals, three rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes.

February 11, 2021 11:12 AM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Continues serviceable production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell tallied 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), seven rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 107-97 loss to Brooklyn.

McConnell has been able to carve out a consistent role for himself this season, something he has struggled with in previous campaigns. While this wasn't his best night, he still played 26 minutes and continues to be the best facilitator on the team. His fantasy value is limited to assists and steals but as we have seen, they can be tricky numbers to find on waivers, so he is certainly in the standard league discussion.

February 5, 2021 11:56 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Season-high 15 dimes in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell registered nine points (4-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt), 15 assists, two rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes off the bench during Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

While he has still yet to score in double figures, McConnell's passing remains on point. He's collected less than five assists just four times this season despite playing 30 minutes in a game just once. In three games during the month of February, McConnell is averaging 11.3 assists and 2.3 steals across 28.3 minutes per game.

February 3, 2021 10:12 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Season-high 12 assists off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell played in 28 minutes off the bench and scored six points (3-5 FG) while adding 12 assists, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Wednesday's 130-110 loss to the Bucks.

McConnell has now recorded five or more assists in 15 of 19 games this season. Despite not scoring more than nine points in any game, McConnell can be counted on for not only assists, but he's also adding 1.7 steals per game and has recorded a steal in four straight contests.

February 1, 2021 02:56 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Team-high eight assists off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell played 26 minutes off the bench and contributed nine points (4-9 FG, 1-2 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and one steal during Sunday's 119-110 loss to the 76ers.

Though McConnell has never been a big scorer, he's taken more of a facilitating role this year, averaging more assists (5.8) than points (4.3). Since Victor Oladipo was traded, McConnell is averaging 7.2 assists while adding 5.0 points over 24.6 minutes in nine games.

January 28, 2021 12:48 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Excellent passing continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell recorded two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), nine assists and five rebounds in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 116-106 win over the Hornets.

McConnell has taken on an expanded role since Victor Oladipo departed from the Pacers. Over the past seven games, McConnell has seen 25.4 minutes per game and averaging 4.9 points, 7.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals. The point guard has always been a great source of per-minute assists and steals, so this production is actionable in most fantasy leagues for managers in need of those two categories.

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Directs second unit in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell (personal) returned from a three-game absence in Thursday's 111-87 win over the Trail Blazers, finishing with four points (2-3 FG), eight assists, five rebounds and three steals in 21 minutes.

McConnell had been away from the Pacers the last few days to witness the birth of his child, but the new father didn't take long to settle back in on the second unit. Indiana was a plus-21 while McConnell was on the court, with his return allowing Aaron Holiday to spend more time off the ball. McConnell will be hard-pressed to see much more than 20 minutes per game on a regular basis, so he's probably best viewed as a streaming option for assists rather than a must-roster player in standard leagues.

January 14, 2021 09:44 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Off injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell is not on the injury report for Thursday's game against Portland, Scott Agness of reports.

After missing the last three games due to the birth of his son, McConnell was removed from the injury report Wednesday night. It's unclear whether he'll return to his usual role immediately, but Aaron Holiday and Edmond Sumner would likely see reduced minutes if McConnell can go. So far this season, he's averaging 3.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game.

January 11, 2021 08:40 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Could miss entire road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell remains in COVID protocol and may miss his team's five-game road trip, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.

McConnell will miss his second contest Monday night while in COVID protocol, and coach Nate Bjokgren is unsure if the guard will be cleared for the entirety of the trip. An update on his status should emerge within the next few days.

January 10, 2021 08:48 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Remains out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell (personal) was ruled out for Monday's game against the Kings.

McConnell will miss a second consecutive game due to a personal matter. Aaron Holiday and Edmond Sumner should see increased run once again in Monday's contest.

January 9, 2021 06:08 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell is unavailable Saturday against the Suns due to personal reasons, Jeremiah Johnson of Fox Sports Indiana reports.

The specifics of the situation remain unclear, but the 28-year-old isn't with the team for Saturday's contest. Aaron Holiday and Edmond Sumner could see increased run as a reserve point guard with McConnell sidelined.

January 7, 2021 03:40 PM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Trending in wrong direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell is averaging 3.6 points and 3.0 assists per game over his last five games.

McConnell got off to a strong start this season, but he's been trending in the wrong way of late and has seen his playing time diminish as a result -- he has failed to record more than 13 minutes in three of his last five contests. He can still produce when given the chance, but he isn't seeing enough playing time to make an impact across most fantasy formats.

December 29, 2020 11:52 AM
Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Dishing dimes early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McConnell is averaging 3.7 points on 50.0 percent shooting, 6.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals across 19.7 minutes per game through three games so far this season.

It's extremely early in the year, but McConnell's 6.7 assists would mark a career high for him after his previous best mark came in the 2016-17 season. Despite the limited minutes as a backup point guard, the 28-year-old is second on the team in assists per game so far behind Domantas Sabonis. McConnell isn't going to have a lot of fantasy value while Malcolm Brogdon and Aaron Holiday are healthy, but he's off to a solid start to the season for the 3-0 Pacers.

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