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TJ McConnell
TJ McConnell
Position: G
Born: 03/25/92
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $3,500,000
We used PBP Stats, which scraps play-by-play data from, to look at the 500 players who have recorded the most steals from bad passes since 2000-01. Per 36 minutes, McConnell has averaged 1.50 steals from bad passes. That ranks No. 1 overall. Behind the former undrafted free agent was six-time NBA All-Defensive guard Tony Allen (1.48) and then four-time NBA All-Defensive wing Doug Christie (1.40). To put those numbers in perspective, take a look at the rates from contemporary elite defenders such as Marcus Smart (1.26) and Kawhi Leonard (1.22).
T.J. McConnell isn’t exactly synonymous with NBA history. On a night in which multiple historical milestones are met, you’d probably expect it to have been a starter that made that history. But on Wednesday, McConnell came off of the bench for the Pacers and delivered one of the most memorable defensive performances in NBA history. Entering Wednesday, only 72 players in NBA history had managed to accumulate nine steals over the course of a game. McConnell managed to do so, coming off of the bench, in the first half alone.