76ers interested in bringing back T.J. McConnell
T.J. McConnell's days with the Philadelphia 76ers may not be over.
According to a league source, the Sixers are interested in bringing back McConnell, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer. Several other teams - including the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers - are also interested in McConnell.
Philadelphia's interest in McConnell obviously stems from the scrappy guard's familiarity with the franchise and the team's style of play, along with Brett Brown's affinity for the Pittsburgh product.
McConnell has played the past four seasons with the Sixers after going undrafted out of Arizona in 2015. Over the course of his career, he has averaged 6.4 points, 4.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 22 minutes of action per game.
If they were to bring him back, the Sixers would use McConnell as some [relatively] cheap guard depth. After inking Tobias Harris and Al Horford to major new contracts, the Sixers' remaining salary cap space is limited. Thus, the possibility remains that another organization will be able to outbid the Sixers for McConnell's services.
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