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Indiana Pacers | #1 | Forward

T.J.

Warren

PPG

15.5

RPG

3.5

APG

1.3

PIE

7.2

6'8" | 220lb | 28 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2014-15: T.J. Warren Ranked 16th among rookies with an average of 6.1 points (52.8 FG%, 73.7 FT%), in addition to 2.1 rebounds and 15.4 minutes in 40 games (one start). In the second half following the All-Star break, ranked 2nd among rookies with at least 40 field goal attempts with a 55.0 FG% and14th with 7.8 points per game. He posted nine games with at least 10 points. Warren scored season-high 18 points on 8-10 FG vs. Oklahoma City on March 29.. He made first career start in season finale vs. L.A. Clippers and played a season-high 43 minutes (most by a Suns rookie since Stoudemire). G LEAGUE: He played in nine games over four assignments with the Suns’ G League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam, averaging 26.8 points (54.4 FG%), 7.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 35.4 minutes. 2015-16: In his second NBA season, he averaged 11.0 points (50.1 FG%, 40.0 3FG%, 70.3 FT%) and 3.1 rebounds in 22.8 minutes in 47 games (four starts) before missing the season’s final 34 games with a right foot fracture. He became the first NBA rookie or sophomore to average at least 10 points while shooting over 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point territory (min. 30 attempts) since Ty Lawson did so in 2010-11; joined Lawson, Nicolas Batum, Josh Childress, Mark Price, Byron Scott and Andrew Toney as the only players in NBA history to accomplish this in one of their first two NBA seasons. He ranked 23rd in the NBA in field goal percentage at the time of his injury, and 2nd among qualified second-year players (Nerlens Noel). Warren recorded 26 games with 10+ points and three with 20+ points. He posted one game with 10+ rebounds and one double-double. He set season highs with 29 points (11-17 FG) and four steals in addition to nine rebounds while playing 41 minutes at Oklahoma City on Dec. 31. He recorded his first career double-double by scoring 15 points to go with career-highs of 11 rebounds and three blocks at Toronto on Nov. 29. He missed one game with flu-like symptoms (Nov. 18) and the final 34 games with a right foot fracture. 2016-17: Warren averaged 14.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.1 assists and 31.0 minutes in 66 games (59 starts). He ranked 28th on the NBA leaderboard by shooting 49.5 FG%. After the All-Star break, averaged 17.6 points on 56.0 FG% and 7.7 rebounds, one of just six players to average at least 15 points on at least 55 FG% after the break; the only other non-center to do so was LeBron James. He recorded 48 games with 10+ points, 18 with 20+ and one with 30+. He recorded five games with 10+ rebounds and five double-doubles. Warren tallied 30 points for the first time in his career with 30 points (13-18 FG) while playing a career-high 46 minutes at Oklahoma City on Oct. 28. He scored 18 points including the game-winner with :07.4 left in OT at New Orleans on Nov. 4. He grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and scored 23 points for his fifth and final double-double of the season and first career 15/15 game vs. Oklahoma City on April 7. He scored 21 points on 8-8 FG and 3-3 FT vs. Dallas on April 9, becoming the first Suns player to score 20+ points without missing a field goal or free throw since Steve Nash in 2011. He missed 13 games with a minor head injury (Nov. 19-Dec. 15), two games with a left foot contusion (March 23-24) and one game to illness (April 2). 2017-18: In his fourth pro season, he averaged career-high 19.6 points on 49.8 FG% and 75.7 FT% plus 5.1 rebounds, 1.3 assist and 1.0 steals in 33.0 minutes in 65 games (all starts). He ranked 24th in the NBA in points per game and ranked 30th in field goal percentage. Warrem averaged 21.0 points on 48.5 FG% after the All-Star break with his 21.0 points ranking 18th in the NBA...Had 57 games with 10+ points, 34 with 20+ points, five with 30+ and one with 40+. The Suns went 10-3 when he scored 25+ points. He had six games with 10+ rebounds and six double-doubles. His six double-doubles matched his career total entering the season. He scored a career-high 40 points on 16-22 FG at Washington on Nov. 1. Warren scored 35 points on 15-22 FG in win vs. Minnesota on Nov. 11. He tied his career-high with 16 made field goals in scoring 35 points at Atlanta on March 4. He missed one game to illness (Jan. 5), two games to low back soreness (Jan. 14-16), one game to ischial tuberosity contusion (Feb. 28), two games to low back sprain (March 8-10) and 11 games to left knee inflammation (March 20-April 10) 2018-19: Warren played 43 games and started 36 for the Suns in his fifth NBA season. He averaged 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and career highs with 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He shot 48.6 percent from the field and improved his 3-point percentage by over 20 percent as he shot 42.8 percent from distance. He also set a career best by shooting 81.5 percent from the foul line. He set a season high with 30 points in a win over Dallas, 12/13. Warren tied his career high with four 3-pointers twice during the season, including a 26-point outing in the Suns’ win at New York, 12/17.

BEFORE NBA

Warren played two collegiate seasons at North Carolina State, with career averages of 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals, shooting 55.5 FG% in 70 career games (49 starts). As a sophomore in 2013-14, he earned ACC Player of the Year and Second Team AP All-America honors after ranking third in the country with 24.9 points per game and leading the nation with 342 made field goals. Warren set a N.C. State single-season scoring record with 871 points, breaking the 39-year-old record previously held by Hall of Famer David Thompson (838 in 1974-75). He also broke Thompson’s school sophomore scoring average record of 24.7 points in 1972-73. In addition to 24.9 points, averaged 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals while shooting 52.5 FG% as a sophomore, becoming just the third player to lead the ACC in scoring and field goal percentage in the same season (Tim Duncan and Horace Grant), in addition to leading the ACC in steals in conference games.. He set a school-record by scoring at least 20 points 31 times as a sophomore, including 19 straight with at least 20 points to end the season. Warren recorded nine games with 30+ points.He became the first N.C. State player since Thompson to score at least 40 points in consecutive games, scoring 41 in a win at Pittsburgh before getting a career-high 42 in the next game against Boston College. He was named to the 2013 ACC All-Freshmen Team after averaging 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting an ACC-best 62.2 FG%. He posted 24 double-digit scoring games as a freshman, including five games with at least 20 points. He was the sixth player in ACC history to lead the league in field goal percentage in two-straight seasons, and the first to do it in his freshman and sophomore seasons.

PERSONAL LIFE

His full name is Anthony Warren Jr. he was born on Sept. 5, 1993 in Durham, N.C. His nickname is “Tony Buckets”. Warrens parents are Althea and Tony Warren. His father, Tony, also played at N.C. State from 1977-79 under coach Norm Sloan. In September 2018, he donated $50,000 and led fundraising efforts for the Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to support families affected by Hurricane Florence in his home state of North Carolina. He supports the Stronger Raleigh campaign which benefits families living in poverty in Raleigh, N.C. He hosts an annual basketball camp for kids in his hometown of Raleigh. In the summer of 2015, Warren returned to N.C. State to resume taking classes. His childhood basketball idols were Tracy McGrady and Paul Pierce. He was mentored by retired All-Star and former Pacers forward David West, whose older brother, Dwayne West, coached Warren while he played for AAU Garner Road Basketball Club. He completed his prep career at Brewster Academy in Wofeboro, New Hampshire, where he played with current Pacers teammate JaKarr Sampson. Follow him on Twitter @TonyWarrenJr.