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#24 Pat Connaughton
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  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Drafted 41st overall in 2015
  • SG
  • 6'5" / 206lbs
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  • 01/06/1993
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  • 41st pick, 2015
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2015 NBA DraftNBADrafted 41st overall by Brooklyn.
26th June, 2015NBADraft rights traded by Brooklyn, along with Mason Plumlee, to Portland in exchange for Steve Blake and the draft rights to Rondae Hollins-Jefferson (#23).
9th July, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year contract with Portland, for $625,093 in the first season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2011 - 2015Notre Dame (NCAA)
June 2015 - presentPortland Trail Blazers (NBA)

October 24, 2017

The Blazers dumped Allen Crabbe onto the Brooklyn Nets this past summer and gave his catch-and-shoot three-point role to Connaughton. As cheap as it is possible to be in the game, Connaughton is responding with 11.7 points in 24.3 minutes per contest thus far, almost entirely via the three-ball, on which he is shooting 53.8%. He is not doing much else, but as cheap low-end roster filler goes, he is a good option here.


June 29, 2017

Pat Connaughton
SG, 6’5, 206lbs, 24 years old, 2 years of experience

Connaughton doesn’t play much, but when he does, he’s good. He shoots very well, makes good decisions, and just about keeps up defensively. If he loses his spot due to a roster crunch, it is not because of his own play; Connaughton had no big games and perhaps never will, yet he is a much more reliable presence from the deep bench than most deep bench players can ever offer.

Player Plan: One year of unguaranteed minimum salary with a late July guarantee date remaining. Would keep, personally, though as the category says, it is not hugely meaningful.


July 4, 2015

[...] However, a discussion of Hondae-Jefferson here is incomplete without a discussion of the trade that sent him to Brooklyn. On draft night, the Nets acquired his rights along with Steve Blake from Portland in exchange for Mason Plumlee and the rights to Pat Connaughton (41st pick). Disregarding Blake, who is irrelevant to the talent part of the trade and was included purely to match salary, the trade is Plumlee and Connaughton for RHJ. And no matter what anyone may think of RHJ, it's an extremely valid question to ask why Plumlee's value was deemed so low. Plumlee is athletic, rebounds very well in traffic and has potential (if not yet all that much effectiveness) as a paint protector. It is duly noted that he was somewhat stuck behind Brook Lopez, a man with whom he pairs very badly, and that although the aim would be to have both Plumlee AND Hollis-Jefferson, the Nets hadn't the assets elsewhere to make that possible. Yet Plumlee has been an effective NBA centre for two years, in an ugly yet sustainable way, and is both cheap and capable. Very capable, in fact. So why is his value considered to be that of a #23 pick? And why on Earth was Connaughton added?

Nonetheless, RHJ is here now. He is, sans the spacing issue, what the Nets need, and a player with a lot of potential. If he lives up to some of it, Connaughton's bizarre inclusion won't matter.