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T.J. Warren | Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: North Carolina State
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Suns rookie T.J. Warren scored 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting in his first NBA start on Tuesday, adding three rebounds, six assists, one steal and only one turnover in 43 minutes.
Warren didn't attempt any 3-pointers or get to the free throw line, and he only started because Marcus Morris was out with the flu. This will be the mediocre note Warren ends his season on, as the Suns are one of two teams that don't play on Wednesday, but we'll keep a close eye on him as Phoenix re-shapes their roster this summer. Apr 15 - 1:41 AM

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T.J. Warren will make his first career start on Tuesday, taking over the small forward job in place of Marcus Morris (flu).

Warren is averaging 7.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 23 minutes per game in April, and is an intriguing plug-and-play option with the Suns down to nine healthy players.
Apr 14 - 9:50 PM

T.J. Warren scored only two points on 1-of-7 shooting on Tuesday, adding three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 15 minutes off the bench.

The impressive rookie struggled offensively tonight, as did the entire Suns team, but he's been playing well for the past few weeks and should continue to be a primary second-unit option with both Marcus Thornton and Brandon Knight unavailable. Until he's averaging more than 20 minutes per game, however, he'll likely struggle to help owners in standard-depth leagues.
Apr 7 - 10:12 PM

T.J. Warren played just 14 minute against the Jazz on Saturday with four points, one rebound and four fouls.

He committed three fouls in his first seven minutes, so that explains the low playing time. Warren was easily the letdown of the night tonight, but he'll get another shot to perform soon. If you picked him up, don't despair.
Apr 5 - 2:42 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said T.J. Warren is "not afraid of big moments."

Thanks to scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter on Thursday, Hornacek was drawing up multiple plays for Warren down the stretch against the Warriors. "He's got the knack," Hornacek said of Warren's offensive game. "If he can get some space and get on the move, guys think they can cut him off, but he knows a way to kind of get it around them." He's right at the top of the list of players were excited to watch tonight against a good Utah defense. Warren is worth a look in all leagues.
Apr 4 - 2:47 PM

T.J. Warren scored 17 points on 8-of-12 from the field against the Warriors during a 108-107 loss on Thursday, adding five rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 28 minutes.

He missed his last two shots from the field and one of them was a 69-foot heave at the end of the game. Warren played down the stretch tonight and coach Jeff Hornacek clearly trusted him a lot more than usual. The rookie has absolutely deserved it in his last three, averaging 16.0 points, 3.7 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 0.7 turnovers on 71.0 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. Coach Jeff Hornacek has said he viewed Warren as a starter in the NBA eventually and that might be happening sooner than later. He's a strong grab in points leagues and is worth a look in standard leagues, too.
Apr 3 - 2:04 AM

T.J. Warren made 6-of-9 from the field for 13 points against the Blazers on Monday with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes.

The Suns are essentially out of the playoffs, so we should get a nice little look at Warren. He scored a career-high 18 points on Sunday and he's shown some very impressive basketball IQ this month. His upside isn't too high, but all owners should be tracking his progress for Thursday night in Oakland.
Mar 31 - 1:38 AM

T.J. Warren sank 8-of-10 shots to finish Sunday's home loss with a career-high 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

The Suns' playoff hopes to a massive blow with tonight's loss, but Warren's emergence as a reliable bench scorer provides another silver lining for their season. He did his damage in 29 minutes tonight, without any turnovers, but fantasy owners should still be skeptical -- efficient shooting hasn't amounted to much given his 17.8 minutes per game over the past three weeks.
Mar 29 - 11:50 PM

T.J. Warren put on an off-the-ball clinic against the Wolves on Wednesday, scoring a career-high 17 points on 8-of-10 from the field with five boards, one steal and one turnover in 19 minutes.

It was some of the most impressive cutting you'll ever see from a rookie. After the game, P.J. Tucker said Warren was "unbelievable" with his great cuts while Marcus Thornton said he's never seen a player score so much on cuts like Warren did. He's incredibly savvy and there's no doubt the rookie can score after setting the single-season scoring record at NC State. Warren has absolutely earned his playing time and it wouldn't be a shock to see him get in the upper 20s in the near future. All that said, he won't have too high of a ceiling in standard leagues due to a lack of treys and defensive stats. Give him a long look in points leagues, though.
Mar 12 - 1:16 AM

T.J. Warren is expected to get at least 15-20 minutes the rest of the season.

There are a couple non-Warren things to note here with this statement: Brandon Knight (ankle) sure doesn't sound like he's going to be back any time soon, and it's also becoming more clear than Gerald Green is behind Warren. As for T.J., he's really grown as a scorer and is close to making 70 percent at the rim in the NBA. His upside isn't too high in standard leagues, but he's well worth watching in DFS and in points leagues.
Mar 11 - 8:53 PM

T.J. Warren played a career-high 24 minutes on Monday and matched his career high with 11 points, adding two rebounds and one assist.

He's poised for more playing time with the Brandon Knight (ankle) injury and the Suns are likely going to give him a look going forward. Warren played some stretch four at summer league and he's basically getting minutes at three positions right now. The NC State product doesn't take treys and he's not much of a producer on the defensive side, so he's more of a player to watch in points formats or deep leagues.
Mar 10 - 12:45 AM

T.J. Warren could get some time at shooting guard against the Warriors on Monday.

Coach Jeff Hornacek has been true to his word with statements like this, so we could see Warren get close to 20 minutes tonight. Warren played garbage time on Saturday and looked good in the process. His upside isn't high, so just keep an eye on him unless you're in a 20-team league. This also means less minutes for Gerald Green and Archie Goodwin.
Mar 9 - 8:49 PM

Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said T.J. Warren has been earning more playing time due to his energy.

"We all know he can put the ball in the basket but what it is with him is he's probably our only guy who cuts," Hornacek said. "Everyone else wants to stand around and wait for a kick out pass. T.J. is a guy who, when he sees an opening or his man turns his head, he'll cut." The rookie is now averaging 15.8 minutes per game over the Suns' last five contests and is worth a look in deeper leagues as long as he can keep earning playing time.
Mar 5 - 10:21 AM

T.J. Warren looked good in garbage time against the Spurs with nine points, one rebound and two assists in 18 minutes.

He had a lot of buzz over the summer and in the preseason and he might actually get some playing time with Brandon Knight getting hurt tonight. However, Warren's fantasy ceiling is low right now because he doesn't really take treys and he's not too great with defensive stats. You have to be in a very deep league to look at him.
Feb 28 - 11:33 PM

T.J. Warren played 20 minutes off the bench against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 10 points and seven rebounds.

He played the majority of his minutes at small forward tonight after logging just nine minutes on Monday. Warren was one of the stars in Las Vegas Summer League and had a couple bright spots in the D-League, but his upside isn't great. He's only an option in extremely deep leagues.
Feb 26 - 1:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Devin Booker
3Jerel McNeal
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3John Salmons
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jon Leuer
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len