Malcolm Brogdon, TJ Warren feeling good upon arriving in Indiana
Two of the Indiana Pacers new acquisitions are feeling great upon their arrival to their new home. Malcolm Brogdon, who came over from the Milwaukee Bucks in a sign-and-trade as a restricted free agent and TJ Warren, who was traded by the Suns, are already feeling right at home roughly a week before the start of the season.
“Great family culture,” said Brogdon, according to Scott Agness of The Athletic. “I’m not sure I’ve experienced anything quite on this level of guys being together. I thinks a well-run, well-oiled machine.”
The Pacers will have to keep the ship afloat until Victor Oladipo is able to return from a ruptured quad tendon that he suffered during the 2018-19 season, hopeful to return to full strength after enjoying his first All-Star campaign in 2017-18 after leading the league in steals.
Brogdon will play a large part in the team’s success, as he’s bound to be the missing piece that can help get some of the scoring and playmaking load off of Oladipo, who’s been doing it solo since the franchise traded for him in the deal that sent Paul George to Oklahoma City.
As for Warren, he’s hoping to play the first full season of his career after being mired with injuries over the last two seasons of his career, missing 56 games between 2017-19.
“I’m feeling great,” said Warren. “The trainers are doing a great job of keeping my body great.”
Warren and Brogdon should provide the Pacers with a much-needed scoring punch, along with some stability once Oladipo make his awaited return from injury.