Sixers news: Baron Davis takes jab at T.J. McConnell
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Baron Davis takes jab at Sixers guard T.J. McConnell

T.J. McConnell, Baron Davis, Sixers

At halftime in an important game between the Philadephia 76ers and Boston Celtics, the Celtics led the Sixers by a score of 52-46. During TNT’s halftime show, the conversation turned to Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell.

Analyst and former NBA point guard Baron Davis had some choice comments about the 26-year-old:

Of McConnell, Davis said:

“I have no disrespect for him, he plays hard, but anyone can do that.”

After two quarters of play, McConnell had totaled seven points in his seven minutes on the floor. This production didn’t seem to impress Davis, a 13-season NBA veteran.

McConnell spent the majority of the 2016-17 season as the starting point guard for the Sixers. However, when the team drafted Ben Simmons with the first overall pick in 2017, McConnell was bumped to the bench. In a limited role this season, he has averaged 6.6 points and 3.8 assists while shooting 55.6%.

During his NBA career, Davis spent time with the Hornets, Warriors, Clippers, Cavaliers, and Knicks. The two-time All-Star averaged 16.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists, shooting 40.9%. The 39-year-old has been an NBA analyst for TNT since 2017.

Tuesday night’s match-up between the Sixers and the Celtics was a big one. Entering the night, the two teams held the fourth and fifth seeds in the Eastern Conference, respectively. Both teams are also within striking distance of the third-seed Indiana Pacers.

ESPN’s BPI Playoff Odds give both teams a greater than 99.9% chance of making the playoffs.

However, the system favors the Celtics, giving Boston a 6.3% chance of winning the championship.

The Sixers are given only a 1.3% chance by the system.