Brooklyn Nets Forward Set To Return After 2-Year Absence

He last played a game in the NBA on December 29th, 2020. Now, nearly two full years later, the return date to action for Brooklyn Nets forward TJ Warren has been set. 

According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, this coming Friday, Dec. 2nd, is the target date for Warren's long-awaited return to the court, when the Brooklyn Nets host the Toronto Raptors. He's been out for 23 months with stress fractures in his foot.

The 29-year-old has been ramping up his practice to 5-on-5 recently, says Charania. The last time he had a full run in the NBA, with the Indiana Pacers in the Bubble in August of 2020, Warren was one of the top players in the league. 

He burst into the Bubble with 53 points in the Pacers' first game, and continued that run with three more games of 30+ points. He averaged 33 points per game in the six regular season games there, and averaged over 20 points in the Pacers' 4-game playoff loss to the Miami Heat.

Overall, Warren averaged 19.8 points and 40.3% shooting from downtown in that full 2019-20 season, and will bring a huge boost to the Nets off the bench. Brooklyn signed him as a free agent to a one-year, $2.6M deal this past summer. 

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