The Pacers announced Thursday that Warren (foot) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Warren has been sidelined indefinitely after he underwent foot surgery Jan. 5, and he'll officially miss the remainder of the season while he recovers. The 27-year-old appeared in just four games this year and averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds over 29.3 minutes per contest.
Warren (foot) remains confined to a walking boot and is believed to be "months away" from making his return to game action, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.
The Pacers have been listing Warren as out indefinitely since he underwent surgery in early January to address a stress fracture in his left foot. Fantasy managers who had been holding Warren with the hope that he could be ready to play soon after the All-Star break may have to scale back their expectations, as Agness' report suggests that the 27-year-old likely won't be available until April, if not later in the regular season or playoffs. Even when he gets the green light to play again, Warren will likely be subject to a minutes restriction, and he could be held out of one half of back-to-back sets.
Warren (foot) has been cleared to begin his rehab but isn't close to participating in on-court drills, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.
While it's positive news that Warren is getting into his rehab, it doesn't appear as though he'll be returning anytime soon. "I don't think he's close to being on the court yet," stated head coach Nate Bjorkgren. Expect the Pacers to provide updates on Warren as he clears certain hurdles in his rehab.
Warren (foot) underwent surgery on Tuesday, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.
As expected, Warren underwent surgery to address the stress fracture in his foot. He remains out indefinitely. In his absence, Aaron Holiday has moved into the starting lineup.
Warren will need surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot and will be out indefinitely, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Warren was ruled out for Thursday's contest due to left foot soreness, but the issue is apparently more severe than first anticipated. A timetable for his return hasn't yet been established. Aaron Holiday started in Thursday's game, but Justin Holiday, Edmond Sumner and Doug McDermott could see increased playing time in Warren's absence.
Warren is out for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers due to left foot soreness.
Warren emerged from Tuesday's loss to the Celtics with a sore foot -- the opposite of the one that hindered him in training camp due to plantar fasciitis. It's not a great sign that he's been ruled out so far in advance. In his absence, Justin Holiday, Edmond Sumner and Doug McDermott could see extra run.
Warren posted 17 points (8-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 37 minutes during Sunday's 108-107 win over the Celtics.
Warren has responded well since turning in a clunker (five points on 2-for-8 shooting in 23 minutes) in Wednesday's season-opening win over the Knicks. In the two games since, he's combined for 40 points on 60 percent shooting from the field. The fact that Warren played both ends of the Pacers' back-to-back set -- including big minutes Sunday -- is a reassuring sign of his health after the forward was battling plantar fasciitis heading into the season opener.
Warren notched 23 points (10-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 27 minutes in Saturday's win over the Bulls.
Warren led Indiana in scoring with 23 points and delivered a performance in line with his pre-season expectations, as he scored just five points while making just two of his eight shots in the season opener. Warren's scoring figures might lie between the high teens and low twenties, but he should be one of the Pacers' most reliable scoring threats on a game-to-game basis moving forward. He'll have a tougher matchup Sunday against the Celtics.
Warren (foot) started and posted five points (2-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound and one assist in 23 minutes Wednesday in the Pacers' 121-107 win over the Knicks.
Warren looked unlikely to make it back for opening night after he was deemed week-to-week Dec. 10 due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but he worked hard to gain clearance for Wednesday's contest. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old didn't look quite right in his return from the injury, which likely explains why he played five fewer minutes than any other starter. Assuming Warren came out of the opener free of any setbacks, he should show improved form in future contests, so fantasy managers outside of the shallowest formats shouldn't be looking to drop him after the poor outing.
Coach Nate Bjorkgren said Warren (foot) is "good to go" for Wednesday's season opener against the Knicks, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.
Warren was considered questionable for Wednesday's contest, but he never appeared to be in serious danger of sitting out. Warren is coming off a career year for the Pacers after averaging 19.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.9 minutes while shooting 53.6 percent from the field last season.
Warren (foot) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks but is expected to play, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.
The 27-year-old was able to take part in the past three practices, so it appears the injury designation is just the Pacers expressing caution. Barring a setback, Warren should be in the lineup for Wednesday's season opener.
Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren said Warren (foot) practiced fully Sunday and is on track to play in Wednesday's season opener against the Knicks, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Warren looked like he could be at risk of missing time to begin the season after he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis Dec. 10, but the forward responded well to a recent workout Friday and was cleared to increase his activity Sunday. Barring any setbacks coming out of Sunday's practice, Warren looks poised to start at small forward Wednesday, though the Pacers could monitor his minutes carefully after the foot injury sidelined him during the preseason. Warren was one of the standout performers at the NBA bubble in Orlando this summer, averaging 26.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 triples, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals in 37.6 minutes per game over his 10 appearances.
Coach Nate Bjorkgren said Warren (foot) looked "great" in Friday's workout, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Warren will miss all of the preseason due to plantar fasciitis, and his status for the regular-season opener Wednesday against the Knicks is murky after he was deemed week-to-week Dec. 10. It's an encouraging sign that his workout went well Friday, and we'll likely continue to receive updates as the opener draws closer.
Warren was diagnosed with right foot plantar fasciitis Thursday and is deemed week-to-week.
This is a significant hit for the Pacers if he misses any regular-season time, as Warren scored 19.8 points per game on 53.6 percent shooting last season and was one of the best performers in the NBA bubble. However, he has an extensive injury history -- playing just 328 games in his six seasons -- and was surprisingly healthy last year. While he recovers, more minutes will be available for Justin Holiday, Doug McDemott and possibly Aaron Holiday if Victor Oladipo plays more small forward.
Warren tallied 21 points (8-17 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes of Monday's 99-87 loss to Miami.
Warren put up at least 21 points in three of the four series games and averaged an even 20.0 points in that span. He also accrued 25 total rebounds for an average of 6.3 per game. Both numbers were better than his regular-season pace.
Warren supplied 23 points (8-18 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six rebounds, five steals, two assists and one block in 40 minutes during Saturday's 124-115 Game 3 loss to the Heat.
Warren continues to make an impact on both ends, having accrued four steals in Tuesday's Game 1. He has earned no less than 38 minutes in any of the first three games of this playoff series, and Warren will almost certainly receive heavy minutes once again during Monday's Game 4.
Warren scored 22 points (9-18 FG, 4-5 3Pt), eight rebounds, four steals and three assists in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 113-101 Game 1 loss against the Heat.
Warren topped the 30-point plateau in four of the six seeding games he played, so the fact that he was one of the top scorers for Indiana in this game shouldn't be surprising -- the absence of Domantas Sabonis (foot) and the question mark over Victor Oladipo (eye) and his availability for Game 2 could lead into an even higher usage rate for the small forward Thursday.
Warren (foot) will play in Tuesday's Game 1 against Miami, J. Michael of the Indy Star reports.
A plantar fascia issue kept Warren out of the Pacers' final two seeding games, and he was questionable to play in Game 1 as of Tuesday morning. With that in mind, there's a good chance Warren may not be at 100 percent, but he's not expected to face any restrictions.
Warren (foot) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 1 against Miami.
Although he took part in practice Sunday, Warren remains questionable as he deals with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. The prevailing belief is that Warren will play in Game 1, but the Pacers will wait to see how he feels Tuesday before updating his status.
Warren (foot) took part in Sunday's practice, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
After missing each of the last two games against the Rockets on Wednesday and the Heat on Friday, Warren was able to join the team for practice on Sunday. Despite the team having not made a decision yet regarding his status for Tuesday's playoff game against the Heat, the news of his participation in practice certainly bodes well for the bubble star's availability. Be sure to monitor Warren's status as tipoff approaches.
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