T.J. Warren scored from everywhere against the Thunder, but mostly on an array of midrange shots few players can make.
His game makes you think you’re watching old NBA games on NBATV, from back in the 80s and 90s when midrange shots WERE the shots everyone took so you had to be as creative as possible to get the shot off.
Warren is so smooth on offense. And efficient: he made 13 of 18 shots on Friday and is now averaging 22 points per game on 56% shooting after two games.
Warren won’t lead the Suns in scoring this year because he’s not a ball handler or shot creator for others. But when you need a bucket, Warren is a guy more likely to get you one than not.
In this third year - granted it’s only 2 games in - Warren is drawing contact better (4.9 FTs per game) and rebounding better by grabbing 10% of available rebounds while on floor - not great, but higher than his first two years.
But it’s his scoring that will keep Warren in the NBA for another decade at least.
Check out all (career high) 30 points against the Thunder.