TJ Warren: Pacer fans. Just wanted you to hear this straight from me. I’m making sure I do this rehab process right so that I can get back on the court as soon as I can and be the best that I can.
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Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren’s stress fracture in his left foot is healing during the rehabilitation process; but not at the pace previously anticipated. He remains out indefinitely, and further updates will be provided as warranted.
Scott Agness: NEW: The Pacers finished the season without Myles Turner, and T.J. Warren’s season didn’t last one week due to injuries. Both are progressing in their rehab and sat together today. Here’s the latest on their health: fieldhousefiles.substack.com/p/turner-warre…
TJ Warren: Don’t use me to push false narratives.
J. Michael Falgoust: When TJ Warren was declared out, there was a slim chance that he’d return. I was told after the plug was pulled #Pacers wanted to keep him in engaged w/rehab on the long shot he could return. Asked a person w/knowledge of the situation if he wanted a trade. Response: “That’s BS.”
Scott Agness: NEW: Pacers forward T.J. Warren is back with the team for the first time since having left foot surgery on Jan. 5. pic.twitter.com/HPT0suyKop
Scott Agness: It appears T.J. Warren had surgery to repair the stress fracture in his left foot. “Everythin copacetic” he wrote, referencing Da$h’s song. (via t.warren1 on IG)
The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday that T.J. Warren will undergo surgery to repair a small left navicular stress fracture. He will be out indefinitely and updates will be provided as warranted.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Indiana Pacers forward TJ Warren will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, sources tell ESPN. He will be out indefinitely.
Scott Agness: TJ Warren (plantar fasciitis) won’t play Wednesday against the Cavs, his first absence of the regular season. Cavs will be without Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova, Isaac Okoro, Kevin Porter Jr. and Dylan Windler
J. Michael Falgoust: Warren and Turner are “good to go,” per Bjorkgren #PacersKnicks
The Indiana Pacers could open this season without forward T.J. Warren, their top scorer from last season. The team said Thursday that Warren has plantar fasciitis in his right foot and will be listed as week to week. It’s the same injury that kept All-Star forward Domantas Sabonis from returning to action in the NBA’s bubble in August. Indiana also will be without backup guard Brian Bowen II for 6-8 weeks because of a partially torn groin muscle.
T.J. Warren practiced Sunday. Barring something unforeseen, he will play on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Pacers’ first-round playoff series with the Miami Heat.
“I’m just taking care of it every day,” Warren said. “Anybody who’s familiar with plantar fasciitis, it’s pretty tough but the trainers have been doing a good job of getting me up for treatment and just being proactive with it. I’m gonna be good either way. I’m gonna be ready.”
Sabonis left the bubble to deal with the same injury and remains away from Orlando. Coach Nate McMillan said Sunday there still isn’t a timetable for his return. Warren’s case is obviously milder. It’s unclear whether he participated fully in practice Sunday, as McMillan said some players were limited.
J. Michael Falgoust: TJ Warren (plantar fasciitis) did practice today #PacersHeat
J. Michael Falgoust: McMillan on TJ Warren’s plantar fasciitis: “He has been experiencing that really throughout the season. Been able to play on it.” #PacersRockets
J. Michael: McMillan says Warren’s foot injury is the same as Sabonis…plantar fasciitis #PacersRockets
J. Michael Falgoust: Warren (concussion) did some exercises today but will be OUT Wed. Won’t travel #PacersRaptors
Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren left Saturday’s game against the New York Knicks in the third quarter due to a head injury and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, according to coach Nate McMillan. Warren left after falling under the basket where it appeared he hit his head on the floor. A few possessions prior, Warren appeared to collide with teammate Domantas Sabonis and was shaken up, remaining down for nearly an entire possession before staying in the game.
Scott Agness: T.J. Warren, who has missed 56 games over the last two seasons, says he’s completely healthy. “I’m feeling great. The trainers are doing a great job of keeping my body great.” His goal is to play a full season for the first time in his career.
Gerald Bourguet: BTW, here’s what T.J. Warren had to say about the injury that kept him out for the final 33 games and not being able to come back: pic.twitter.com/mlRsCsaxun
Gerald Bourguet: Suns confirm Deandre Ayton and T.J. Warren are out tomorrow, along with Devin Booker, Tyler Johnson and Kelly Oubre
Duane Rankin: “He’s still rehabbing. He did even more conditioning yesterday. He’s close to getting back and playing.” Igor Kokoskov on if #Suns are shutting down TJ Warren. Hasn’t played since Jan. 22 with right ankle soreness/bruise. Will miss 29th straight game tonight vs. #Cavs. #Suns
Duane Rankin: #Suns official injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Detroit: Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) questionable (Holmes said he’s playing tomorrow). Tyler Johnson (sore right knee), Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) and T.J. Warren (right ankle soreness) are all OUT pic.twitter.com/vUNZoFfNHI
Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, T.J. Warren (right ankle soreness) is OUT tonight at New Orleans. Tyler Johnson (right knee soreness) and Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) are both questionable.
Warren would feel even better if he was preparing to play for tonight’s matchup against Houston, but this will be the 21st consecutive game he’s missed with what Phoenix has called right ankle soreness. As Warren confirmed after shootaround, it’s more than that. “Mentally, it’s been tough,” Warren said. “It’s one of those things that’s kind of tricky. It’s like a bone bruise. Sometimes you feel it. Sometimes, it gets better. Sometimes it doesn’t. It’s one of those things that’s on or off. I just want to make sure I’m myself before I’m back.”
Warren’s been out since Jan. 22 when he reinjured it in the first half of a loss to Minnesota. Those bruises have been known to take up to two months to heal. “I just want to make sure I’m all the way back,” Warren added. Warren also made it clear he wants to play before the season ends. The Suns will have 12 games left after Friday’s game.
Gerald Bourguet: Suns list Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) as questionable for tomorrow’s game against Houston. T.J. Warren still out.
Gina Mizell: T.J. Warren (ankle soreness) is OUT tomorrow vs. Utah, Igor Kokoskov said after today’s practice. But Kokoskov said there have NOT been discussions yet about shutting Warren down for the rest of the season (14 games remaining, including tomorrow’s). #Suns
Duane Rankin: TJ Warren will miss his 12th straight game with right ankle soreness. Saw him with ice on it after today’s practice. #Suns play at Atlanta tomorrow.
Duane Rankin: “Shut him down.” Igor Kokoskov. That’s the plan for TJ Warren moving forward with sore right ankle. Plans to sit him for “one, two weeks.” #Suns
Gerald Bourguet: T.J. Warren will not return to tonight’s game due to a sore left ankle, per Suns PR
Duane Rankin: Igor Kokoskov said he has a limit restriction on TJ Warren coming back from the ankle injury, but didn’t give the number when asked. “They shouldn’t know.” I’m thinking 15, 20 minutes. Kokoskov also said how the game goes won’t impact his minutes. We’ll see about that. #Suns
Gina Mizell: Personnel newsy bits from #Suns practice * T.J. Warren is expected to play limited minutes tomorrow vs. Clippers * Deandre Ayton missed practice with flu-like symptoms, Igor said. * Devin Booker did some recovery stuff during today’s practice but is OUT tomorrow.
Anthony Chiang: Devin Booker (hamstring), T.J. Warren (ankle) and Trevor Ariza (sore left knee) all out for Suns tonight vs. Heat.
Mike Trudell: TJ Warren (ankle) is out for Phoenix today. Devin Booker (missed last game) is starting and has no limitations.
Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, T.J. Warren (ankle) is officially listed as doubtful to play tomorrow at Lakers and Devin Booker (toe) is listed as probable.
Gina Mizell: Late scratch: Devin Booker is also OUT tonight vs. Orlando with a left toe injury. T.J. Warren is also out with ankle soreness. #Suns
Gina Mizell: #Suns coach Igor Kokoskov says T.J. Warren (back spasms) is available to play tonight but that Ryan Anderson will start.
Gina Mizell: T.J. Warren (back spasms) is out for the #Suns tonight. Ryan Anderson will start in his place at PF alongside Canaan, Booker, Ariza and Ayton
Gerald Bourguet: T.J. Warren (back spasms) is questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Grizzlies
Scott Bordow: Sounds like Devin Booker, TJ Warren, Elfrid Payton, Len all out. Triano expects same lineup as he had against Golden State
Jonathan Feigen: Add Elfrid Payton and T.J. Warren to the Suns’ out list tonight. As mentioned earlier, Devin Booker and Alex Len are out vs. Rockets tonight.
Scott Bordow: No official injury report, but T.J. Warren didn’t practice and was limping pretty noticeably on sprained left knee. Can’t imagine he’ll play Tuesday. Booker said he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to go. Limited participant in practice today.
Scott Bordow: Just told T.J. Warren out with back spasms
Gerald Bourguet: Tyson Chandler is out again tonight, but Warren should be good to go. Will replace Josh Jackson in the starting lineup. #SunsVsThunder
Scott Bordow: TJ Warren officially out
Scott Bordow: Here’s how TJ Warren’s injury is listed: Ischial tuberosity contusion. Really?
Scott Bordow: Marquese Chriss full practice today, expects to play tomorrow. Alex Len did not practice. T.J Warren bumped knees during practice. Uncertain whether that will affect his stays tomorrow
Scott Bordow: Marquese Chriss (hip) did not practice and is out for Denver. Might be getting a second MRI. TJ Warren (back) practiced and is expected to start
Scott Bordow: T.J Warren out; lower back soreness
Scott Bordow: Canaan out 7 to 10 days with adductor injury. Warren available tonight
Michael Gallagher: Per Suns broadcast, T.J. Warren stayed at the San Antonio hotel with the flu.
Scott Bordow: Just saw T.J. Warren. He said he’s good to go tonight
Paul Garcia: Suns expect TJ Warren to play tonight vs the Spurs.
Scott Bordow: T.J. Warren scrimmaging in open part of Suns workout.
Last night Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren received sutures for a laceration on his head. By NBA policy, he was evaluated for a concussion and was not placed into the concussion protocol.
Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren was placed in the league’s concussion protocol after suffering a head injury in the first half of Friday’s preseason game against the Utah Jazz, the Suns announced. A fourth-year player, Warren, 24, received five stitches on his head.
Doug Haller: Suns update: F TJ Warren and G Ronnie Price out for tonight’s game at Boston.
Doug Haller: Update: Suns forward TJ Warren (left foot contusion) listed as out for tonight’s game. Derrick Jones Jr listed as the starter in his place.
Brett Pollakoff: Suns say T.J. Warren is “out indefinitely” due to a minor head injury. He’s missed the team’s last two games.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren will miss the rest of the season with a broken right foot, league sources told The Vertical. It is immediately unclear if Warren will need surgery, but he’s expected to make a full recovery, a league source said.
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September 17, 2021 | 3:51 pm EDT Update
After securing the arrival of Mario Hezonja, Russian team UNICS Kazan will announce soon the signing of former NBA guard OJ Mayo.
UNICS Kazan is adding one more marquee name to its roster with O.J.Mayo having a one-year deal with the Russian club. While there’s no signed contract yet, that seems to be more a formality delayed by bureaucratic reasons.
Chris Grenham: Former Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin tells me he worked out with Celtics this week. There is no training camp agreement between Boston and Goodwin yet, but there is interest from both sides. Goodwin played in 47 games with Atlanta last year, averaging 4.9 points and 2.0 assists.
Ramona Shelburne: For those who like fun real estate details. The Sterlings still own the Clippers current practice facility in Playa Vista. Ballmer said he has an option to buy it in 2024, but he’s not sure yet what he’ll do because their new complex in Inglewood is scheduled to open same year.
The Austin Spurs today announced that the team has named Petar Božić head coach, making him the eighth head coach in franchise history. In addition, David Pilipovich, Nick Saenz and Jesse Childs have been named assistant coaches on his staff, joining Kenny Trevino who enters his second season as an assistant.
September 17, 2021 | 2:45 pm EDT Update
What’s the message the veterans are giving you about the last two years? Rick Carlisle: They were disappointed with how things have gone. We’ve got to work at developing a style of play so we can maximize what we have here. Exactly what that means as far as number of wins or the playoffs, I don’t know. I’m reluctant to get into that kind of stuff, because sometimes you can set goals that are too low.