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Report: Sixers interested in bringing back TJ McConnell

NBA: Playoffs-Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

As currently constructed, whether each and every one of the Sixers’ moratorium agreements are made official or not, the Sixers have no 2nd unit/bench point guard under contract for the 2019-2020 season. With many of potential options like Cory Joseph or Tomas Satoransky taking deals elsewhere, Philly is running out of interesting options.

However, the Sixers may be planning to bring back TJ McConnell to fill the role. Confirmed by 97.3 ESPN radio’s Michael K.B. and first reported by Darren Wolfson of KSTP (ABC’s Twin Cities affiliate), the Sixers are interested in re-signing McConnell:

Can confirm that he #sixers are interested in bringing back free agent PG T.J. McConnell, per a league source. (First reported by @DWolfsonKSTP).


McConnell has been with the Sixers through a lot, and I’m sure there’s goodwill between both parties. TJ is a hard worker and he’s defied the odds to get where he is today. I have no doubt he’s a welcome presence in their locker room. But McConnell has been less than effective in key moments for the Sixers and he doesn’t appear to have too much room for growth given his limited athleticism and versatility. If the Sixers are unable to upgrade upon McConnell, it will be a missed opportunity to fix an area of need.

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