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T.J. McConnell 2017-2018 Season Outlook


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2 hours ago, paokmaniak said:

He was more than nice. For me he is much better both from Bayless and from Fultz. Ok I can understand that an investment like Fultz needs time but Bayless??? I think he should definitely start over bayless for his D 

Exactly. I don't just want a taste of his D, I want the whole LOAD

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11 minutes ago, BrewCityBBQ said:

I was all aboard the McConnell train. Then saw Russell is doubtful tomorrow, so dropped for Dinwiddie. Good luck fellas.

 

Not doubting your move, but do you think Dinwiddie will have more long-term value?  Seems like a very short rental whereas McConnell could pick up some heavy playing time.   

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4 minutes ago, FantasyEmpire said:

Wouldn't Bayless injuried last season he was the starting-PG. He saw every time good stats as a reverse player. Had good lines by the bucks if he got minutes. Points, threes, steals

Are you a spambot?

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55 minutes ago, DoctorLove said:

looks like Bayless is going to the bench while Saric will start. How will this impact McConnell’s minutes? Is he doing to fade into irrelevance with this move?

Saric is 1 for 7 and TJ has already played more minutes than him and JJ.

Making the most of his minutes too

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1 hour ago, DoctorLove said:

looks like Bayless is going to the bench while Saric will start. How will this impact McConnell’s minutes? Is he doing to fade into irrelevance with this move?

 

No impact. Bayless is not a ball handler. 

 

McConnell is very underrated, hardest working guy on the court, takes his role very seriously. Scrappy gym rat, high basketball IQ. 

 

I think if Fultz magically came back midseason and looked incredible and ran their 2nd unit, freezing McConnell out of the rotation, some team who would need him would flip the Sixers a good player for him. 

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Just now, DoctorLove said:

A lot of buds in my league are laughing cause I’m rostering TJ. Just keep pointing them to his stat lines 

 

a lot of people doubt TJ but they are usually the ones who do not watch TJ. TJ is well respected on the Sixers. He was the teammate of the year. He was the point guard when they were winning all of those games with Embiid last year. 

 

Someone always start in front of TJ and somehow...every year...he works his way into the rotation and gains minutes as the primary facilitator. Why is that?

 

#1 He can play D with the best of them.  Disadvantaged at times by his height but he makes up for it overall in hustle.

#2 He is an exceptional playmaker. He runs the whole show. He isn't like the normal new age scoring guard he brings a style of play to the team and that style of play is fast and effective...if he is playing with guys who'll finish at the rim and hit the 3.

#3 He is extremely efficient. He does not take shots he can't make. 

 

Brett Brown's rule is Pace, Space and Defense.  TJ fits them all to a T.  He isn't a 3 point shooter but he creates space for others with his dribbling and passing. 

 

At the end of the year,  in exit interviews, TJ said he was going to improve his 3 because he knows how important it will be playing with Embiid and Simmons. 

 

Small sample size, but so far this year, it seems he has improved his 3. Still does not have confidence in it but he shoots a high%

 

Said all that say, grab the hell out of TJ McConnell, because no matter what happens he will be a part of it.

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