Pat Connaughton
Pat Connaughton
26-Year-Old GuardG
Milwaukee Bucks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Connaughton saw his role dramatically increase last season -- his third year in the association. During his rookie and sophomore campaigns, he averaged minutes in the single-digits. In 2017-18, he was handed 18.1 minutes per night. While not a volume scorer by any means (5.4 PPG), the Notre Dame product has been a solid source of threes, going 91-of-243 (37.4 percent) over the past two campaigns. Connaughton also stepped up when given the opportunity, averaging 9.0 points 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 minutes across 23.7 minutes in five starts, also shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from three in those tilts. The fourth-year man, who essentially split minutes between shooting guard and small forward last season, will be joining a relatively crowded wing rotation in Milwaukee. However, he should have the opportunity to fight for run between Tony Snell, Sterling Brown and Donte DiVincenzo. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.36 million contract with the Bucks in July of 2018.
Almost double-doubles in victory
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 18, 2019
Connaughton amassed 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt), nine rebounds, four blocks, and three assists in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 120-99 victory over the Pistons.
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Connaughton was magnificent off the bench Wednesday, falling just one rebound shy of a double-double, whilst also chipping in with a career-high four blocks. With a number of injuries coming towards the back end of the season, it has been Connaughton who has been one of the major beneficiaries. He has proven himself a vital piece of the Bucks rotation and even when the Bucks get more healthy bodies on deck, Connaughton should remain well entrenched in the rotation.
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2015 Fantasy Outlook
Over the course of his four-year career at Notre Dame, Connaughton developed a reliable three-point shot, knocking down 2.4 treys per game as both a junior and senior. In addition to leading the nation in total spot-up points last season en route to 1.253 points per possession in those situations, the 6-foot-5, 218-pound wing was forced to man power forward due to the guard-heavy nature of the Fighting Irish roster. Responding with a career-best 7.4 rebounds per game and 36 blocks in 38 contests, he validated his athleticism with a 39-inch vertical leap at the NBA Combine in May. During this year's draft, his rights were acquired by the Blazers along with Mason Plumlee in exchange for Steve Blake and upcoming rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Connaughton's future in the league was in question due to his status as an MLB prospect in the Orioles' organization, but he came to terms on a three-year deal, with the first two guaranteed, ensuring his experiment with professional hoops proceeds as planned. If he can wring out a role at some point, his skill set suggests that he could fill some of the long-distance shooting lost with the departure of Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum.
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Shakes off ankle injury
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 11, 2019
Connaughton (ankle) logged 18 minutes off the bench and contributed 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in Wednesday's 127-116 loss to the Thunder.
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Questionable with ankle sprain
GMilwaukee Bucks
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April 9, 2019
Connaughton is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder due to a sprained left ankle.
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Scores 13 in loss
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 6, 2019
Connaughton totaled 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and two steals over 31 minutes in the Bucks' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
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Joins starting lineup
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 1, 2019
Connaughton is starting Monday's game against Brooklyn, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Season-high 17 points
GMilwaukee Bucks
March 31, 2019
Connaughton totaled 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 12 rebounds and an assist over 29 minutes in the Bucks' overtime loss to the Hawks on Sunday.
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