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T.J. McConnell | Guard | #12

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Arizona
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Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo said that the team will exercise T.J. McConnell's team option for the 2018-19 season.
This was an easy decision for Philadelphia, as McConnell will earn just $1.6 million next season. He averaged 6.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 22.4 minutes in 2017-18. He also started the final two games of their playoff series vs. Boston. However, if Markelle Fultz is healthy and active next season, T.J. will likely see his playing time diminish dramatically. May 11 - 12:03 PM

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T.J. McConnell earned another start during Philly's Game 5 defeat on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 4-of-7 shooting with six assists, five rebounds and two steals.

McConnell got stuck defending Jayson Tatum repeatedly in the first half and Boston's rising star took full advantage, but otherwise Philly's 26-year-old guard was unimpeachable. He committed just one turnover in 38 minutes and helped limit Terry Rozier to 17 points on 4-of-15 shooting, finishing his postseason on a high note. It's a foregone conclusion that Philly will pick up their $1.6 million team option to retain McConnell for 2018-19.
May 9 - 11:41 PM

T.J. McConnell scored a career-high 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added seven rebounds and five assists in 39 minutes in the Sixers 103-92 Game 4 win over the Celtics on Monday.

He got his first start of the postseason and played his most minutes of the year in the season-extending win. Brett Brown has decided to keep McConnell in the starting lineup for Game 5. With Robert Covington continuing to struggle and the Sixers still in a must-win situation this doesn't come as a surprise.
May 7 - 8:56 PM

T.J. McConnell will replace Robert Covington in the starting lineup for Monday's Game 4 in Boston.

The 76ers have dropped three in a row, so Brett Brown will tweak his starting five in hopes of avoiding a sweep. Joining McConnell in the starting group will be Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Dario Saric and Joel Embiid. Covington played very poorly in Games 1 and 2, so he might be on a short leash tonight with Philly's season on the line.

T.J. McConnell scored eight points with one rebound, five assists and two steals in 17 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

He earned plenty of Ben Simmons' minutes in the third and fourth quarters, but coach Brett Brown went back to Simmons to close. In hindsight, it may have been a bad idea because of the 76ers struggling down the stretch. McConnell will be in the rotation, but he may not hit this minute total in Game 3.
May 3 - 11:11 PM

T.J. McConnell had 10 points, six assists, four rebounds and a game-high four steals in 29 minutes vs. the Nets on Sunday.

McConnell made 5-of-9 shots without attempting any free throws or 3-pointers. The steals highlight his fantasy cache for category-based owners. With 2.7 steals per 48 minutes, McConnell ranks 11th among qualifying players, behind guys like Victor Oladipo, Chris Paul, Eric Bledsoe, Paul George and Kris Dunn.
Mar 11 - 11:21 PM

T.J. McConnell recorded the first triple-double of his career in Monday's 109-92 win over the Knicks, nothing 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

What a night for McConnell. He matched his career-high with six steals and hit 5-of-11 shots in 37 minutes, and when he collected his final rebound with about a minute left the home crowd just erupted. He became the first Philadelphia player to ever post a triple-double off the bench and he's firmly on the radar as a pickup since the 76ers have four more games in Weeks 18 and 19 combined (one more this week and three next week). The addition of Marco Belinelli could hurt his value a bit, though.
Feb 12 - 10:31 PM

T.J. McConnell scored 17 points with eight dimes, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Clippers on Saturday.

It's possible he's going to lose some minutes to Marco Belinelli, who will be joining the 76ers this week. McConnell has been better than expected and really stepped up while J.J. Redick was out, but he's probably a drop in most leagues.
Feb 10 - 11:05 PM

T.J. McConnell (personal) was back in action on Friday, playing 24 minutes off the bench .

McConnell finished with five points, four assists and three rebounds while adding a steal. He hit 2-of-7 from the field, while hitting 1-of-1 from behind the 3-point line. It wasn't a great performance, but you can't blame him from having his head elsewhere. McConnell missed Wednesday's game to attend his father's funeral.
Jan 27 - 12:49 AM

T.J. McConnell (personal) is not on the injury report against the Spurs on Friday.

He did not play on Wednesday for personal reasons to attend his father's funeral, but it sounds like McConnell will be back out there. He could be looking at some heavy minutes with Jerryd Bayless (wrist) questionable to play and J.J. Redick still out.
Jan 26 - 2:20 PM

T.J. McConnell (personal) will not play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

McConnell will be attending his father's funeral on Wednesday, and it's unclear if he'll be able to get back out there for Friday's game in San Antonio. If Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is also forced to join McConnell and J.J. Redick (leg) on the sidelines Wednesday, Timothe Luwawu and Justin Anderson could be forced into major minutes.
Jan 23 - 4:04 PM

T.J. McConnell finished with 11 points, seven assists, three rebounds and two assists across 32 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 116-94 win against the Bucks.

McConnell hit 5-of-10 from the field, taking advantage of a slight bump in playing time with Jerryd Bayless (wrist) and J.J. Redick (leg) on the shelf. He is enjoying a season-best four-game streak with double-digit point totals, averaging 14.0 points, 5.5 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game during the four-game span. He is a nice short-term pick-up if you need help at the point guard position, but know his value will dry up once Redick is back in two weeks.
Jan 20 - 10:31 PM

T.J. McConnell scored 15 points with two rebounds, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

He looks to be the winner from the J.J. Redick injury and he should play down the stretch most nights, assuming someone else isn't hot. McConnell was very efficient in this game with his 5-of-8 shooting line, so he probably won't be getting into the teens too often. The 76ers play every other day until their back-to-back starts on Jan. 28, so McConnell is worth a look if you need a boost at PG for the next 11 days while Redick is on the shelf.
Jan 18 - 9:53 PM

T.J. McConnell scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting Monday to go with six boards, eight assists, one 3-pointer, three steals, one block and two turnovers in 32 minutes off the bench.

McConnell provided a nice spark off the bench in this chippy game, and with J.J. Redick going down with a left leg contusion, he could be looking at extended minutes on Thursday in Boston if Redick is forced to the sidelines. The scoring comes and goes with McConnell, but he's been flirting with mid-round value since Christmas due to his 5.0 dimes and 2.1 steals per contest, so he's someone to consider swooping up in deep leagues.
Jan 15 - 4:44 PM

The Sixers' four-game win streak was snapped on Thursday, despite T.J. McConnell coming off the bench for 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting, five assists, four rebounds and three steals.

McConnell played 26 minutes today and he continues to be a sneaky source of assists and steals, which has kept him afloat as a late-round option in 12-team leagues. He was averaging 4.0 points in Philly's previous three games, though, and hasn't made a 3-pointer since Christmas Day, so there's not much upside while Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick are healthy.
Jan 11 - 5:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3T.J. McConnell
4Jerryd Bayless
5Landry Shamet
SG1J.J. Redick
2Zhaire Smith
3Shake Milton
SF1Robert Covington
2Wilson Chandler
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Dario Saric
2Mike Muscala
C1Joel Embiid
2Amir Johnson
3Jonah Bolden