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Steve Nash is a big T.J. McConnell fan

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We’ve seen T.J. McConnell slowly take the NBA by storm this year, and the latest person to notice is former Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash.

On The Bill Simmons Podcast, Nash had this to say about one of the most beloved Arizona Wildcats of all-time while talking about Lonzo Ball and the dearth of true point guards:

A great example is the point guard in Philly, the kid from Arizona, T.J. He’s a pure point guard. He makes their team better. I like watching Philly a little bit. He’s kind of overmatched in a lot of ways, but he’s smart, he’s tough, and he can make plays. He’s a pure point guard, and there’s tons of value in that I think.

Sean Miller has previously said that T.J. probably has the best contract value of any player in the league right now, and it’s probably tough to argue against that really.

You can listen to Nash’s take on McConnell and pure point guards right around the 17 minute mark of the podcast. Nash also touches on how he stayed at Santa Clara for four years, and how that’s pretty unheard of nowadays. Probably just another reason he likes T.J.