After missing most of the past two seasons with a stress fracture in his left foot, free-agent forward TJ Warren has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN on Tuesday.
Warren played four games in 2020-21 and missed the entire 2021 season with back-to-back breaks, but he’s now recovering and the Nets hope he can play a role in both forward positions.
Warren’s signing will make him the 11th player signed for the Nets, who are embroiled in trade talks for All-NBA forward Kevin Durant after he requested a transfer last week.
Warren, 28, averaged nearly 20 points on 53% shots from the field for the Indiana Pacers in 2020, and he’s shown he can be a significant and versatile offensive force in Indiana and Phoenix.
Warren averaged 31 points on 58% shooting — 52% from 3 — in six games in the Orlando bubble in 2020. He averaged 20.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in Indiana’s playoff loss in the first round against the Miami Heat.
The Nets sign another ex-Pacer, who also missed last season through injury, and agreed a deal with guard Edmond Sumner, sources told ESPN. The 26-year-old averaged a career-high 7.5 points in 53 games for Indiana in the 2020-21 season but missed all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon sustained in September. Sumner has fully recovered from the injury and is expected to join the Nets’ backcourt rotation.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34196468/sources-tj-warren-brooklyn-nets-agree-one-year-deal T.J. Warren, Brooklyn Nets agree to one-year deal