Reports: Mavericks, Pacers among teams interested in Suns’ T.J. Warren
With the thought the Phoenix Suns are reportedly looking to move T.J. Warren, the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers have been linked to the forward as a potential landing spot.
According to SNY’s Ian Begley, the Dallas Mavericks are reportedly “among the teams who have expressed interest in obtaining” Warren.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports the Pacers are also in the mix.
Warren, 25, has spent five NBA season with Phoenix after being selected No. 14 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Suns.
After a tough rookie season where he saw just 15.4 minutes per game, Warren saw improvement in his second year, averaging 11.0 points per game off the bench in 47 games. He was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a broken right foot.
His third season continued to see his usage increase, starting 59 of his 66 games played. He finished the year scoring 14.1 points and grabbing 5.1 rebounds per game. Warren shot 49.5% from the field over that span.
For his efforts, the franchise signed Warren to an extension in 2017 before he hit restricted free agency. The four-year, $50 million contract kicked in starting last season.
Warren rewarded the Suns with a career year in his fourth season, scoring 19.6 points per game, while shooting 49.8% from the field. Warren started in 65 games for the Suns.
The injury bug reared its ugly head once again last season for the forward.
After dialing in from deep, shooting 42.8% on over four attempts per game, Warren suffered a bone bruise in his right ankle, missing the last 33 games of the season.
As it stands, the Mavericks do not have a first-round pick in the draft, with their first pick coming in at No. 37 in the second round. The Pacers currently hold the 18th and 50th overall picks.
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