Nets To Signal TJ Warren

The Nets reached a free agency agreement with forwarding TJ Warren and will sign him to a one-year contract, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

The terms of the deal are still unknown. Brooklyn hasn’t used its median taxpayer exception and can offer Warren any amount between his minimum ($2.6 million) and the full taxpayer’s MLE (6.5 million dollars).

Warren, who will turn 29 in September, has averaged 15.5 PPG shooting .507 / .357 / .780 in 332 regular-season games since joining the NBA as a pick 14th overall in 2014. However, he missed almost two full seasons due to a left-foot problem, playing only four times in 2020/21 and then sitting out the entire ’21 campaign / 22.

Reports have shown that Warren full recovery in 2022/23, and in his final season (’19/20) he produced 19.8 PPG with a .536 / .403 / .819 shot, making him a player attractive in the free company this season. He will probably have to shake off some rust, but if he returns to 100%, he is an explosive goalscorer capable of creating game problems for opposing defences.

It’s unclear what Warren’s role will be like in Brooklyn, where Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Situations still vary greatly. His place on the depth rankings will depend on whether Durant gets a move and what the Nets get in return on any deal for the former MVP.

The Nets have now made deals this summer to add both scoring and defense on the flanks, having also acquired the striker Royce O’Neale from Utah in exchange for the first pick.

Warren started the season as the #50 free agent on our top 50 list and moved up to 46th place after a number of players exercised the options.

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