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The Philadelphia 76ers are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to T.J. McConnell.
The team is planning on waiting to see how this season plays out before making a decision on the guard’s future with the Sixers, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Woj Pod touched on the fact the 76ers have had some “conversations” in regard to signing McConnell to a contract extension, though it was mentioned the talks have not progressed to the serious stage.
McConnell is on a non-guaranteed deal for $1.6 million this season, the final year of his contract. If Philadelphia does not sign him to an extension, the four-year veteran will become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
According to Pompey, the Phoenix Suns, searching far and wide for a point guard after including Brandon Knight in a deal to Houston, offered the 76ers a second-round pick in exchange for McConnell, which Philadelphia declined.
Two seasons ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers attempted to build a deal that included Jordan McRae to land McConnell, which the 76ers also declined.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Arizona product carried career averages of 6.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 22.9 minutes in 239 games (69 starts), shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from deep and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line.