P.J. Tucker, who started 80 games at small forward last season, could be available for the opener, but Warren will start. The plan is to build up Tucker's minutes slowly, but Warren presumably has the starting spot in his grasp at this point in time. It could be a fluid situation if he struggles early on, but with the Suns looking to increase their speed of play Warren fits in well with the starting unit.
Warren finished up his regular-season prep with another solid showing, his fifth straight double-digit scoring outing. The third-year forward will kick off the season as the starter at the three in P.J. Tucker's (back) stead and could conceivably remain entrenched in the first unit even after the latter is healthy enough to return. Warren flashed some impressive shooting in particular during his six exhibition tilts, tallying a 50 percent or better success rate in three of those games.
Warren collected 13 points (5-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and a steal over 25 minutes in Friday's 112-107 preseason victory over the Mavs.
Warren's strong preseason continues, with Friday's production representing his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort. The one concern about the 23-year-old's body of work to date has been his inability to drain any three-pointers, but he's only taken four attempts from beyond the arc. He should have a clear path to plenty of minutes as the starter at the three, which would afford him opportunity to improve on the 11.0 points and 3.1 rebounds he managed in 47 games last season (four starts).
Warren managed 14 points (7-18 FG), eight rebounds, a steal and a block across 26 minutes in Friday's 115-110 preseason loss to the Blazers.
Devin Booker and Warren combined to take a whopping 41 shots over a combined 56 minutes on the court, but the latter didn't have nearly the same success rate as his talented teammate. Despite the relative inefficiency, however, Warren managed his second straight double-digit scoring performance and has shot a solid 46.2 percent (18-for-39) over the first trio of preseason tilts. He'll open the regular season as the starting small forward while P.J. Tucker (back) works his way back to health.
Named the starting small forward to open the season, Warren has started the exhibition slate with a pair of respectable outings. The 23-year-old saw a nice bump in virtually every offensive category last season while playing 47 games, before succumbing to a season-ending foot injury in February. Now that Warren is back to full health, the
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