Nets Sign Forward Amid Durant and Irving Drama

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward TJ Warren to a one-year deal, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Warren hasn't played an NBA game since December 29, 2020. That amounts to over two and a half years away from the court for the 6-foot-8 wing. 

Warren has been out due to stress fractures in his left foot. He underwent surgery to repair the navicular stress fracture in early January 2021.

Prior to the injuries, Warren had come off an insane run during the NBA bubble in Orlando. 

The former Indiana Pacers forward went nuts in his first three games at the bubble, averaging 39.7 points while shooting 65.3 percent from the field and 60.9 percent from beyond the arc. This included a ridiculous 53-point performance against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Warren will obviously need time to re-acclimate himself into the NBA. But as we saw in Orlando, he is certainly capable of lighting up the scoreboard. 

The Nets have made some lowkey good moves despite the ongoing drama of Kevin Durant reportedly wanting to leave Brooklyn. 

Though they lost a glue guy in Bruce Brown, they were able to trade for former Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neal. Now, they add an absolute bucket-getter in Warren.

It'll be interesting to see how this new chapter of Nets drama unfolds.

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