T.J. Warren Joins Brooklyn On One-Year Deal

T.J. Warren

It appears the Brooklyn Nets have found their Kevin Durant replacement. Kidding, maybe. Either way, shooting guard/small forward T.J. Warren is set to become a member of the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year contract, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Warren adds to an already often injured Nets roster, having been plagued by left foot fractures over the past two seasons. He has played in only four games. The 28-year-old will hope to finally get back to full health and on-court action, recapturing his 2020 form. That season was a breakout year for Warren who averaged 24.4 points per game over the final 18 regular season games and 20 points per game in the playoffs with Indiana. 

He is best known for the run he had in the NBA bubble as one of the league’s best players coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown. The Nets will hope that breakout was not just a good run for a few weeks, but rather the expectation going forward. It’ll be interesting to see what Warren’s role is with the team if Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving remain on the roster. If both of them are traded, Warren could become the team’s top scoring option next season. It has been reported that the deal will be for a minimum salary.