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T.J. Warren 2016-2017 Season Outlook


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29 minutes ago, chud12 said:

 

I agree with this for the most part. Warren went on similar streaks like this last year until to cool off big time, we will see if he keeps it going..

 

I feel like Warren's streakiness had a lot to do with Hornacek. 

His minutes were a complete rollercoaster which will cause inconsistency.

He generally seemed to play up to the challenge when he saw 30+ minutes

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3 minutes ago, jsquints said:

 

I feel like Warren's streakiness had a lot to do with Hornacek. 

His minutes were a complete rollercoaster which will cause inconsistency.

He generally seemed to play up to the challenge when he saw 30+ minutes

 

That is partly true but Warren still did not play well in those games last season. Again the one concern owners should have is Pj Tucker. I know its sounds ridiculous but the guy is a vet who actually plays defense on the Suns. Before the season season Warren was viewed as a place hold for the starting spot until Tucker was up to speed. I don't think its as easy as if Warren plays great it won't matter. This could easily become a timeshare until the Suns are maybe ready to unload Tucker at the deadline. I am guessing they are going to want to showcase him at some point, its just a thought. But 2 weeks from now if Warren is still doing this it might not be a bad idea to try to sell high..

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4 minutes ago, jsquints said:

 

I feel like Warren's streakiness had a lot to do with Hornacek. 

His minutes were a complete rollercoaster which will cause inconsistency.

He generally seemed to play up to the challenge when he saw 30+ minutes

It is kind of the "chicken & the egg argument". While Warren has been scoring, Gay, Roberson, and (ignore this but just mentioning) Durant had good games. The Suns also sit at 0-3. So Warren may be giving up too much def here to deserve 30+ mins consistently.

 

However, the flip side we didn't know about until a game or two into the season is Earl Watson saying that he will play rookies. It can translate to Earl not giving a crp what the Sun's record is this year. So I think his mins will be more consistent just cause of this.

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He kinda hurt his right hand before the end of the first half. 

Hope he comes back to life @2nd half. :ph34r:

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12 minutes ago, Foppatosakic said:

Could  this have the makings  of the Butler-esque breakout a few years back? 

 

I mean it's definitely looking like a big breakout but I dunno if we're talking 1st/2nd round value like Butler became.

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He's looked like their main weapon on offense in every game this season. TJ Warren is the real deal. Targeted him as a sleeper, but had no idea this was coming. If he keeps this up, he'll probably win the most improved player award.

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