The Process stalled out and the Sixers have a big summer ahead
October 15, 2019, 11:37 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday (upper respiratory infection) returned to the court on Tuesday against the Wolves, scoring nine points and dishing out four assists in 17 minutes off the bench.
Fellow point guard T.J. McConnell (10 points and eight assists in 20 minutes tonight) has been soaking up enough of the point-guard minutes, that Holiday's role isn't simply the full-time backup point guard that many fantasy players hoped. Edmond Sumner (upper respiratory infection) also played after previously being listed as questionable. Sumner had 11 points and four assists in 26 minutes off the bench.
July 29, 2019, 8:35 pmT.J. McConnellPG, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have officially signed T.J. McConnell to a two-year, $7 million deal on Monday.
McConnell will be competing with Aaron Holiday for backup PG minutes. However, given the Pacers' youth movement and direction, Holiday has the upper hand in this positional battle. McConnell's a low-end assists specialist best targeted in deep leagues.
July 3, 2019, 3:41 pmT.J. McConnellPG, Indiana Pacers
T.J. McConnell has agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Pacers per Adrian Wojnarowski.
McConnell will give the Pacers some solid backcourt depth, and they've quietly put together a solid group between McConnell, Malcolm Brogdon and Aaron Holiday, not to mention the minutes Victor Oladipo will get as a primary ball-handler when he returns from injury. McConnell will likely be battling Holiday for minutes, and while he can hold fantasy value as an assists specialist this isn't a great landing spot for his outlook.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 2:26 pmT.J. McConnellPG, Philadelphia Sixers
The Wolves are still "kicking the tires" on T.J. McConnell, per Darren Wolfson.
Adding McConnell would likely spell the end of Tyus Jones in Minnesota, though the Wolves are not the only team checking in. Wolfson lists the Sixers, Grizzlies, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Wizards and Pacers. McConnell can be an assists and steals specialist if he lands in the right spot, and he looks like one of the best depth guards left on the market.
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 4:48 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hornets have considered point guards like Elfrid Payton, T.J. McConnell, Ish Smith and Emmanuel Mudiay as free agent targets.
That's an unfathomable downgrade with Kemba Walker set to join the Celtics and Charlotte receiving nothing in return. There will be lots of usage to go around in Charlotte and we'll assess everyone's fantasy value when the Hornets finalize their roster. The franchise is staring down a painful rebuild.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 12:06 amT.J. McConnellG, Philadelphia Sixers
T.J. McConnell played 23 minutes in Wednesday's season finale victory over the Bulls scoring 18 points with six assists and two rebounds while making 9-of-10 shots from the floor.
McConnell has settled in as one of the most consistent and reliable backup point guards in the league and the Sixers will have a decision to make with his contract this summer. He'll finish just barely outside the top-200 in 8 and 9-cat formats, but he was usable in standard leagues multiple times throughout the season. Thanks to Ben Simmons' extreme versatility, McConnell got extra minutes whenever any of the starters were hurt, which helped him be reliable for fantasy in those situations.
April 1, 2019, 11:33 pmT.J. McConnellG, Philadelphia Sixers
T.J. McConnell fared well on Monday against the Mavs with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting while adding three rebounds, an assist, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
McConnell went 7-for-10 from the floor and did all of his damage in 17 minutes of action. If the Sixers are going to continue to have Jimmy Butler (back tightness) sidelined, McConnell is a guy worth eyeing for some defensive numbers and potential assists.
March 25, 2019, 9:31 pmT.J. McConnellG, Philadelphia Sixers
T.J. McConnell flopped in a start on Monday with just two points, six rebounds, and two assists in 29 minutes.
McConnell can be valuable in big minutes like this, so he's still worth a shot if Ben Simmons (gastroenteritis) cedes his starting lineup spot to him once again in the Sixers' next game on Thursday. However, Simmons could easily be ready to go by then.
March 23, 2019, 9:13 pmT.J. McConnellG, Philadelphia Sixers
T.J. McConnell (nose) headed to the locker room in Saturday's game vs the Hawks.
He sustained a bloody nose after getting accidentally smacked in the face. Stay tuned for more updates since the team might also check for any signs of a concussion.
Source: Philly Fast Break on Twitter
March 8, 2019, 11:12 pmBen SimmonsG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons was one rebound shy of a triple-double in Friday’s ugly loss to the Rockets, scoring 15 points with 10 assists, nine rebounds, two steals and a block.
The underhanded Sixers didn’t have any counter to the Rockets’ attack and Simmons was consistently pressured into turnovers (seven) and bad shots (6-for-15 from the floor). Still, he’s been a top-40 play in 9-cat (top-20 in 8-cat) since Joel Embiid’s knee injury so keep rolling with young Ben. T.J. McConnell added 13 points (no 3s as usual), an assist and a steal in the loss.
February 10, 2019, 7:03 pmT.J. McConnellG, Philadelphia Sixers
T.J. McConnell went a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in Sunday's win, posting 13 points, three assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in 19 minutes off the bench.
McConnell is a nice backcourt specialist who can give you assists and steals on solid efficiency. Tonight was obviously a little on the high end in terms of offensive output, but he's a solid choice for 14-team formats.
February 1, 2019, 8:53 pmJJ RedickG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick (rest) and Wilson Chandler (strained right quad) will not play on Saturday against the Kings.
T.J. McConnell, Corey Brewer and Landry Shamet should all get more run though we’ll find out tomorrow who will be in the starting lineup.
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