Warren spent the past three seasons with the Indiana Pacers and has healed up from the left foot injuries that have troubled him since late 2020. However, Warren did not play in any of Indiana’s games in the 2021-22 season.
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— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 7, 2022
He appeared in four games during the 2020-21 season before having season-ending foot surgery after first being plagued by the injury on Dec. 31, 2020. Overall, he averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds with a .529 field goal percentage in 2020-21.
Speculations about when Warren could return continued until March 25 of last year. Then, it was officially announced that he would not appear in another Pacers game that season and he has not played in a game since December 2020.
In a separate reported move, the Nets also added another ex-Pacers player in guard Edmond Sumner, Wojnarowski reports. Sumner has played four seasons in the NBA (all of them with Indiana) and averaged 7.5 ppg and 1.8 rpg in 2020-21 for the Pacers.
Sumner is fully recovered from a torn left Achilles that cost him the entire 2021-2022 season. He had been coming off his best NBA season with the Pacers prior to the injury, and now he'll join the Nets' backcourt rotation. https://t.co/5HfzZmkDZN
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2022
He suffered a torn Achilles that led to him missing the entire 2021-22 season, but he is fully recovered from that injury. The 6-foot-4, 196-pound Detroit native was Indiana’s second-round pick in 2017 but his career has been slowed by a series of injuries including a torn ACL in his left knee during his final season at Xavier.
Sumner slowly played his way into the Pacers regular rotation and appeared poised for a more significant role in 2021-22 after guard Aaron Holiday was traded to the Washington Wizards.
The Nets have reportedly reached deals with Nic Claxton and Patty Mills to keep them in the fold. However, the Nets are still awaiting resolution on Kevin Durant’s recent reported trade request and must determine what the future holds for star guard Kyrie Irving — who opted into his deal for 2022-23 — as well.