Guard/forward T.J. Warren is available to make both his season debut, and debut as a member of the Nets, in Friday’s home game vs. the Raptors, per the official NBA injury report.
Warren progressed to participating in 3-on-3 drills at practice last week, per Brian Lewis of the New York Post. He last played in a NBA game in December 2020 while still with the Pacers and has been battling a foot issue ever since.
Warren, 27, is 6-foot-8 and signed a veteran’s minimum deal with Brooklyn this past offseason. He carries NBA career averages of 15.5 points and 51 percent shooting.
The Nets (12-11) have won three straight. Warren’s debut comes at a good time, as Brooklyn is without guard/forward Ben Simmons, sidelined with a calf strain.
Warren spent the first five years of his career with the Suns after being the No. 14 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He then appeared in 71 games with the Pacers over three seasons, though again, he did not play at all in the third.