Brooklyn Nets forward T.J. Warren has set Dec. 2 as the target date for his return after missing the past two years due to injury, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Warren has not played since Dec. 29, 2020, when he was a member of the Indiana Pacers. In early 2021, he underwent surgery for a navicular stress fracture in his foot. He has not played in a game since, missing the majority of the 2020-21 season and all of the 2021-22 season as a result of the injury.
Warren was coming into his own as a player before the injury. He averaged 31 points per game in the Orlando bubble, earning All-Bubble First Team honors for the Pacers. However, the injury bug bit him before the Pacers even left the bubble. He missed the last two regular season games the Pacers played in Orlando, and the shortened offseason couldn’t have helped him recover. Given the medical red flags he still presented, Warren could only find a minimum-salary offer from the Nets as a free agent over the summer.
His return would give this Nets team a sorely needed shot in the arm. Brooklyn is 9-11 through 20 games and has struggled to cultivate meaningful depth behind Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. Journeymen like Yuta Watanabe and Edmond Sumner have stepped into important roles, but the Nets could really use some extra firepower and defensive versatility.
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Author : Sam Quinn
Publish date : 2022-11-27 16:31:39
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