Pat Connaughton

Pat Connaughton

29-Year-Old GuardG
Milwaukee Bucks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
For a third straight season, Connaughton held a consistent reserve role for the Bucks. In 22.8 minutes, he averaged 6.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists, and he notably shot 37.1 percent from three. His impressive health (69 games played) allowed him to rank 156th in total fantasy production. However, Connaughton will have more competition for minutes this season. Over the summer, the Bucks brought in George Hill, Grayson Allen, Rodney Hood and Semi Ojeleye. While Connaughton will continue being an every-game player for the Bucks, his role might not be as sizable as it was last season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $10.27 million contract with the Bucks in November of 2020. Contract includes $5.73 million player option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Patrick Bergin Connaughton, son of Leonard and Susan, was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1993. He starred as a three-sport athlete in high school and thought he'd be a baseball player. He dominated on the mound at St. John's Prep in Danvers' Massachusetts, with collegiate offers rolling in from all over the country. That all changed after one "spectacular week" during an AAU Tournament in Florida which saw Connaughton push through 33 points and 20 rebounds in one game. In 2011, he won the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts while also capturing the state's ESPN Mr. Basketball. After four years at St. John's, Connaughton took his baseball and basketball talents to Notre Dame and averaged seven points and 4.4 rebounds while compiling a 3.18 ERA in 10 starts for the baseball team. After being picked 121st overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2014 MLB Draft, Connaughton returned to Notre Dame for his senior year of basketball, serving as the team's lone captain. His 12.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game helped lead the Irish to historic heights, as they made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament and eventually fell to Kentucky by just two points. Connaughton, a graduate of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, is President of the With Us Foundation, which focuses on "creating access to athletics for all kids, affording them the opportunity to learn translatable life skills and values through the healthy and enjoyable vehicle of sports". More information can be found on the organization's website, withusfoundation.com. You can follow Connaughton on Twitter @Pconnaughton and on Instagram @Patconnaughton. Connaughton spent four years with Notre Dame as a two-sport star. In addition to playing basketball, the 6-5 guard pitched for the baseball team. He started 18 games as a freshman and contributed 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds for the Fighting Irish. Connaughton put up at least 20 points three times, including 23 points and 11 rebounds in a victory over Marquette. He moved into the starting lineup for all 35 games as a sophomore and recorded 8.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. The guard enjoyed a huge effort in a win over Louisville with 16 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. The Irish moved from the Big East to the ACC for Connaughton's junior season, where he'd go on to average 13.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists while registering five double-doubles. As a senior, the guard led the Irish to the Elite Eight with 12.5 points and 7.4 rebounds. He was also named to the All-Midwest Region team after notching 16 points and 10 rebounds during a win over Wichita State.

Returning to Milwaukee
GMilwaukee Bucks
June 22, 2022
Connaughton exercised his $5.7 million player option for the 2022-23 season Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Connaughton appeared in 65 games last year and averaged a career-high 9.9 points per game. The 2015 second-round pick was one of the few members of Milwaukee's backcourt that stayed relatively healthy throughout the season and garnered an increased role after the Bucks traded Donte DiVincenzo at the deadline. Per John Hollinger of The Athletic, Connaughton will be eligible to sign up to a four-year, $48 million extension starting in July.
Read More News
Per Game
Total
Per 36
NBA Per Game Stats
Loading Per Game Stats...
NBA Total Stats
Loading Total Stats...
NBA Per 36 Stats
Loading Per 36 Stats...
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2021 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2020 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2019 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2018 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2017 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2016 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
Schedule
By Month
Starting/Off Bench
Days Rest
Vs Opp
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats
Loading Split Stats...
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats - By Month
Loading Split Stats...
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Starting/Off Bench
Loading Split Stats...
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Days Rest
Loading Split Stats...
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Vs Opp
Loading Split Stats...
Advanced Stats
Loading Advanced Stats...
Total
Per Game
Per 36
NBA Historical Fantasy Stats
How are these ratings calculated?
Our historical fantasy ratings are standard scores calculated using 8-Category settings with 12 teams and 13 players per team.
Loading Historical Fantasy Stats...
NBA Per Game Historical Fantasy Stats
Loading Per Game Historical Fantasy Stats...
NBA Per 36 Historical Fantasy Stats
Loading Per 36 Historical Fantasy Stats...
Bucks Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Bucks Rotation: Minutes Breakdown
Loading Bucks Rotation Data...
Average Fantasy Points
Average Fantasy Points are determined when Pat Connaughton was active vs. non-active during the season. Click here to view average fantasy points for a different time period.
Minutes
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Average Minutes...
Loading FanDuel Points...
Loading DraftKings Points...
Loading Yahoo Points...
Loading FantasyDraft Points...
Loading Head2Head Points...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Pat Connaughton
NBA Free Agency Grades: Best Deals of Thursday and Friday
2 days ago
Henry Weinberg offers his takes on the best deals through the first two days of free agency.
NBA Team Grades: Assessing each team's offseason heading into 2022 free agency
4 days ago
How did the Atlanta Hawks grade out after trading for Dejounte Murray and landing Duke's AJ Griffin in the draft?
NBA Draft Best Bets: Free Expert Picks for Thursday's 2022 NBA Draft
12 days ago
Where is the value in the betting market for the NBA Draft?
NBA Offseason Preview: Central Division
14 days ago
Whether or not the Bulls retain star guard Zach LaVine will be one of the biggest offseason storylines in the NBA this summer.
NBA Offseason Preview: Southwest Division
21 days ago
The future of Jalen Brunson is one of the primary storylines to monitor when it comes to the Southwest Division this summer.
Latest Fantasy Rumors
Raptors might target him?
GMilwaukee Bucks
May 20, 2022
Connaughton might be a good option for the Raptors in free agency, speculates Eric Koreen of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
The Raptors do not have a ton of cap space to work with and might be forced to use their mid-level or bi-annual money to find upgrades for the current roster. In that scenario, Connaughton might be a good fit due to his experience and explosiveness off the bench. The guard averaged a career-high 9.9 points per game last season with the Bucks.
See All NBA Rumors
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
2015
2019-20 saw Connaughton in a similar role as he'd occupied the two prior seasons -- one with Milwaukee and one with Portland. He averaged 18.6 minutes of run, 5.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Heading into 2020-21, the Bucks opted to keep Connaughton, giving him a three-year, $16 million contract. The high-flying wing figures to see a similar role in Milwaukee this season, though he'll have to compete for minutes with Bryn Forbes, Torrey Craig and Donte DiVincenzo. Ultimately, Connaughton's role probably won't be big enough to warrant rostering him in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
In his first season with the Bucks, Connaughton contributed career-high averages in points (6.9), rebounds (4.2), assists (2.0), threes (1.1), steals (0.5), blocks (0.4) and minutes (20.7). Perhaps most impressively, Connaughton had the same turnover average (0.5) in 2017-18, so he nearly doubled his assist average this past season, from 1.1 to 2.0, while limiting mistakes. The offseason departure of Malcolm Brogdon figures to open up more playing time for Connaughton, which is precisely what happened when Brogdon went down with a foot injury in mid-March. In fact, in 24 games after the All-Star break, Connaughton raised his averages to 8.6 points (50.0 FG%, 38.2 3P%, 77.8 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists versus 0.6 turnovers, 1.4 threes, 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game. There's no guarantee he'll be able to maintain that level of efficiency or production over the course of 2019-20. Still, his ability to stretch the floor as a shooter and make sound decisions with the ball bodes well for his role going forward.
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.
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.
More Fantasy News
Lone bright spot off bench
GMilwaukee Bucks
May 14, 2022
Connaughton produced 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes during Friday's 108-95 loss to Boston in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Stays hot in loss
GMilwaukee Bucks
May 10, 2022
Connaughton supplied 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), seven rebounds, one block and one steal in 30 minutes during Monday's 116-108 loss to the Celtics.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Erupts in win
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 27, 2022
Connaughton provided 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-9 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 116-100 victory over the Bulls.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Shifts to bench
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 3, 2022
Connaughton will come off the bench Sunday against the Mavericks.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Starting Friday
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 1, 2022
Connaughton is starting Friday's game against the Clippers, Mirjam Swanson of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.