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Pat Connaughton
Pat Connaughton
Position: G
Born: 01/06/93
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:206 lbs. / 93.4 kg.
Salary: $1,723,050
George Hill has been solid in the playoffs, including in the second round against the Boston Celtics, averaging 13.3 points and no turnovers in 26.0 minutes per game while shooting 61.5% from the field, 50.0% from three-point range and defending Irving, one of the league’s best guards. “The guy’s a veteran, he’s a pro, he’s any of those adjectives you want to use to describe a phenomenal NBA player,” Bucks guard Pat Connaughton said. “That’s what he does. He brings that expertise and experience with him.”
Before this season, Giannis Antetokounmpo had been accustomed to turning the gym lights on at night. Around 7 p.m., hours after the coaching staff had left and most of the players had retreated to their separate corners of Milwaukee, the Bucks forward would return to the team’s practice facility. Since he was a rookie, the evening sessions had been a private time for a fastidious man to think and to practice a few more fadeaways, just one more 3-pointer and a handful of midrange jump shots. As training camp wound down and the weather began to cool last September, Antetokounmpo made his customary trip. But he had unexpected company. “I went there and Pat was shooting,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was like, ‘Oh wow. OK.'”
3 months ago via ESPN
Pat Connaughton, a fourth-year backup guard, recalls being equally surprised to see Antetokounmpo. Why, Connaughton wondered, did Milwaukee’s $100 million franchise player need to come in for extra work? Connaughton was a journeyman who had signed with the Bucks on Aug. 1 and was fighting for playing time. Antetokounmpo, on the other hand, rivaled Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the most notable Wisconsin athlete. At first, the evening sessions were coincidental. Then, Connaughton would text Antetokounmpo to let him know what time he planned to get his nightly shots in. Night after night, they both returned.
3 months ago via ESPN