TJ Warren ahead of round 2 vs Jimmy Butler: ‘Guys get into it all the time’
Indiana Pacers swingman TJ Warren has been arguably the second hottest player in the Orlando bubble behind only Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker. Now, the veteran scorer will get to face off against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat next, the matchup everyone in the NBA wants to see.
Before the Pacers-Heat game, though, Warren talked about his beef with Butler and said “guys get into it all the time.”
TJ Warren and Jimmy Butler are both questionable for tomorrow with foot soreness. Warren, the NBA bubble’s top scorer, sees their past differences as “part of the game.” Warren to ESPN: “When you compete at a high level like that, you’re going to run into other competitors.” pic.twitter.com/gZnctTqHgu
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) August 9, 2020
It sounds like TJ Warren isn’t hyping his matchup with Jimmy Butler too much despite the Heat All-Star calling him “trash” back in March.
Once the ball is tipped, though, you never know what can happen between Butler and Warren, as both guys are fierce competitors whose adrenaline is high during games.
NBA fans are hoping Butler and Warren are matched up against each other and get into it again. It’s safe to say the Pacers and Heat’s coaching staff are praying Jimmy and TJ will compete hard but won’t fight again.
The Pacers and Heat will play each other again after Monday’s contest. All eyes are going to be on Jimmy Butler and TJ Warren in both games, even if both guys treat the game as just another matchup.