Malcolm Brogdon calls TJ Warren ‘a professional scorer,’ thinks he’s going to have ‘a huge season’ with Pacers
The Pacers acquired Warren from the Phoenix Suns this summer. Brogdon says Warren is “a professional scorer” who is going to help Indiana win a lot of games this 2019-20 campaign.
“T.J. is a professional scorer. That’s a label that very few guys in the NBA get,” Brogdon said, via Indy Star. “Louis Williams and guys like that get that name. T.J. knows how to score the ball. Now he’s expanded his game. He’s worked extremely hard on his 3 ball, extremely hard on his body, he’s in great shape. I think he’s going to have a huge season.”
Last season with the lowly Suns, TJ Warren averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 43 games. He shot 48.6 percent from the field, 42.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Warren, 26, has career averages of 14.4 points. He’s finally on a playoff team with the Pacers and will get to showcase his skills more.
In need of scoring while All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo rehabs his knee, the Pacers acquired Warren, Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb this summer. All three guys can score the ball pretty well.