Despite reports that Warren, who missed all but four games because of left foot surgery, asked to be traded because of his dislike for Bjorkgren that just wasn’t true. Multiple league sources with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed those details to IndyStar.
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J. Michael Falgoust: TJ Warren on demanding a trade from Indiana: “That was ridiculous. Seeing those reports was really really terrible. Nate has been nothing but a great guy. Hard-working loving man. … It wasn’t fair to him.” #Pacers
J. Michael: Just talked with a 4th league source on this w/direct knowledge: This is the first time TJ Warren has been featured as a main option on a team, will be paid like it, likes the smaller market and the plans for him regardless of the coach. He doesn’t want to go anywhere
TJ Warren: Don’t use me to push false narratives.
Adrian Wojnarowski: As @Bobby Marks says, Pacers will still have $31M in cap space after absorbing Warren into the roster. One significant Indiana target in free agent, per sources: point guard Ricky Rubio.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Indiana has traded for Phoenix’s TJ Warren, league source tells ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Suns will send the No. 32 pick to Pacers too, source tells ESPN. Pacers are taking Warren into salary cap space.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Pacers will send cash to Suns in deal, league source tells ESPN. Suns wanted to unload the three years, $35M on Warren’s deal to create space.
Ian Begley: The Dallas Mavericks are among the teams who have expressed interest in obtaining Phoenix’s T.J. Warren via trade, per SNY sources. Opposing teams remain under the belief that Phoenix is open to moving Warren and Josh Jackson, as The Athletic reported.
Jones also said TJ Warren and Josh Jackson are in good standings with the Suns amid reports they’re on the trading block. NBA sources have told The Republic the Suns aren’t looking to trade the two players. “I don’t respond to rumors,” Jones said. “If it was my comment, I’d respond to it. Like anything around this time of the year, everyone wants to create a story. There’s no stories here.”
On Monday, The Athletic reported Warren, Jackson and the No. 6 overall pick were on the trading block, which isn’t surprising. However, NBA sources told The Republic that the two players and the Suns’ first-round pick weren’t available. Warren and Jackson were in trade news before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, but NBA sources told The Republic at the time neither were on the block.
On Monday, The Athletic reported Warren, Jackson and the No. 6 overall pick were on the trading block, which isn’t surprising, however, NBA sources told The Republic the two Suns and their first-round pick weren’t available. Warren and Jackson were in trade news before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, but NBA sources told The Republic at the time neither were on the block.
Duane Rankin: On eve of Thursday’s #NBA trade deadline, Josh Jackson and TJ Warren aren’t on trading block, and #Suns haven’t reached out to #Lakers and #Pelicans about a potential deal related to Lonzo Ball, league sources have told @azcentral
Earlier this month, league sources said the Suns weren’t interested in putting Warren on the trading block. Warren, who is out with right ankle soreness, is second on the team in scoring averaging 18 points per game.
Multiple sources suggested, the Cavs could have gone the LeBron-friendly route, dealing Irving to the Suns for Klutch Sports client Eric Bledsoe and a versatile wing such as Josh Jackson or T.J. Warren. League sources have consistently stated that the Suns wouldn’t include Jackson, however.
Gambadoro reports the discussions have centered around involving small forward T.J. Warren, center Alex Len, Phoenix’s first-round pick this year and possibly more. The Suns own all of their future picks and also own two future Miami Heat first-round picks from the Goran Dragic deal.
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