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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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T.J. Warren said starting at small forward is "right there" for him.
"I want to take the momentum I had at the end of last year and just continue to get better," Warren said. He kept that momentum going at Summer League and really looked much better on the ball. Warren's defense improved last season and he may not need much to have a big sophomore campaign. He's worth a look in points leagues, but owners in standard drafts shouldn't consider him a top-140 player off the bat. He is a decent stash and maybe a trade of Markieff Morris helps his value. Aug 7 - 5:32 PM

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T.J. Warren said that he is starting to feel more comfortable out on the court.

"I’m feeling a lot more comfortable out there," Warren said. "I’m familiar with the NBA style more so basically [I’m] just trying to work on my game. [The game is] coming a little slower. [I] just got to be patient with certain type of stuff [and] just got to use my head and going with my first instinct but that will come with more development and more experience being out there." Warren is really starting to blossom into a solid NBA player and he could be in line for a breakout season now that Gerald Green and Marcus Morris are no longer in his way. Keep an eye on him during the preseason.
Jul 26 - 10:48 AM

T.J. Warren dominated during a 91-84 win over the Bulls on Saturday, scoring 31 points with six rebounds, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

We saw him come on late last season and he was slightly below average in his mid-range game, which was expected to be his forte. Warren is elite in paint points for wings with wonderful percentages and he's beyond his years off the ball. With Marcus Morris and Gerald Green out of the picture, Warren could be in for some solid fantasy production, especially in points leagues and in DFS.
Jul 18 - 9:59 PM

T.J. Warren was the best player on the floor during Thursday's blowout victory over the Bucks, scoring a game-high 23 points to go with four assists, three rebounds, three blocks and two turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

Not only has Warren been lights out offensively, but he's also been piling up the defensive stats at Summer League, averaging 20.3 points, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks per game on 56.9 percent shooting from the field. Warren is primed for a much larger role with the Suns next season with Gerald Green and Marcus Morris no longer on the roster, and he looks like he's trying to prove something at Summer League. He'll have the opportunity to overtake P.J. Tucker for the starting small forward spot in Phoenix, but even as a sixth man, he could turn out some value in standard leagues.
Jul 16 - 6:22 PM

T.J. Warren made 9-of-15 field goals and all four of his FT attempts to finish Sunday's loss with 22 points, four rebounds, two steals and one block.

Amazingly, the Suns' entire starting five had just two assists in the game, and Phoenix finished with far more turnovers (20) and personal fouls (36) than assists (13). Warren has all the tools to play a big role in his second season, and fantasy owners should be watching him very closely now that Marcus Morris and Gerald Green are both gone.
Jul 12 - 6:36 PM

T.J. Warren scored 20 points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding three rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block.

He's arguably one of the more NBA ready players in Summer League. Warren's skills off the ball are already beyond his years and now the Suns may be more inclined to give him more minutes at the three with Marcus Morris in Detroit.
Jul 11 - 9:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Ronnie Price
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Archie Goodwin
3Devin Booker
4Terrico White
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Sonny Weems
4Kyle Casey
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len