Publish Date: 07/06/2022
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
T.J. Warren has signed a one-year contract with the Nets. The forward missed the entire 2021-22 NBA season with the Pacers, and he has only appeared in four games over the last two years. Warren has struggled to overcome back-to-back stress fractures in his left foot. In the 2019-20 season, Warren averaged 19.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game in 67 games. Check out the best new sportsbooks for betting on the NBA.
During the 2020 NBA Playoffs, Warren averaged 20 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in the Pacers’ first-round series loss against the Heat. In 2020, Warren ranked 16th in field goal percentage (53%), 20th in effective field goal percentage (58%), ninth in made 2-point field goals (443) and sixth in turnover percentage (7.2%).
Moreover, as part of a three-team trade on Jul. 6, 2019, the Suns traded Warren to the Pacers; the Heat traded a 2022 second-round draft pick, a 2025 second-round draft pick, and a 2026 second-round draft pick to the Pacers. The Suns traded KZ Okpala to the Heat, and the Pacers traded cash to the Suns for Warren.
The Suns selected him 14th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. As part of the four-year, $50 million extension Warren signed with the Suns in 2017, the forward earned $12.690 million last season with the Pacers.
His salary with the Nets for the 2022-23 season is unknown at this time. If Warren stays healthy next season and returns to his 2020 form, Nets G.M. Sean Marks could offer the forward a comparable contract.
Based on 332 games played in his NBA career, Warren has averaged 50.7% shooting from the field and 35.7% from the 3-point range. However, the eighth-year forward has never played an entire season. On Jan. 6, 2020, in the Pacers’ 115-104 over the Hornets, Warren scored a then season-high 36 points in 33 minutes played.
The Nets could use another forward. On Aug. 1, 2020, Warren scored a career-high 53 points in the Pacers’ 127-121 win against the 76ers. His 53-point game in the 2020 NBA Bubble placed him third on the Pacers all-time list for most points scored in a single game in franchise history. Reggie Miller scored 57 points in 1992, and Jermaine O’Neal finished with 55 points in 2005. Check out the best bookmakers for betting on the NBA!
On Jan. 4, 2021, Warren underwent surgery to fix his left navicular stress fracture. This type of injury can take six to eight weeks to heal. Nonetheless, an undisplaced navicular stress fracture can take at least three months to fully recover.
T.J. Warren will be a free agent in 2023. T.J. Warren will be a free agent in 2023. Although Warren has not received any NBA honors or awards, the forward has averaged double-digit points each year since his sophomore season with the Suns. Even if the wing is no Kevin Durant, he’s a cheaper option for Brooklyn to take on. Other news articles related to this contract are on the main page.