T.J. McConnell Injury: Updates on 76ers PG's Ankle and Return

Alec NathanFeatured Columnist

Feb 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell (12) dribbles past the defense of Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the first half at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Philadelphia 76ers point guard T.J. McConnell suffered an ankle injury on Feb. 23 against the Orlando Magic. However, he has been cleared to return to the lineup.

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McConnell Active vs. Wizards

Friday, Feb. 26

McConnell scored 10 points in 18 minutes against the Washington Wizards on Friday.


McConnell Off to Promising Start with 76ers

An undrafted rookie free agent out of Arizona, McConnell has excelled during his first NBA season. Before being injured, McConnell was averaging 6.1 points, 4.7 assists and 1.3 steals, but those numbers don't tell the complete story.

According to NBA.com's player-tracking data, McConnell is sandwiched between Indiana Pacers shooting guard Monta Ellis and Atlanta Hawks backup point guard Dennis Schroder with 11.4 points generated via his assists per game.

"I think he's been pretty good from the get-go," Sixers head coach Brett Brown said, per Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly.com. "I feel like he's starting to understand the rhythm of the game, the tempo of the game, who needs the ball, what plays should be called, defensive rotations, on-ball pick-and-roll defense."