Player of the Week: Scoring is T.J. Warren’s Calling Card


As throughout the regular season, small forward T.J. Warren continued to show that he’s a legitimate scoring threat for the Phoenix Suns this past week.

T.J. Warren has been the most consistent Phoenix Suns’ scorer during Jan. 21st-28th of this year. This is nothing new for Warren, he’s been the second leading scorer for the Suns this season. Devin Booker‘s the franchise player, but for the last week of January, Warren was more consistent.

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In a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Warren ended the game as the Suns’ leading scorer. He had 23 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks, while shooting 55 percent from the field, but failed to convert either of his 3-point shots. This is the second time this season that Warren has had at least two steals and two blocks in a game.

Warren had his roughest night of the week in the defeat to the Indiana Pacers. He ended the night with 10 points, two rebounds, one steal and one block. His shooting was fine making 5-12 of his field goal attempts. The reason why Warren’s numbers seemed average was because he only played 24 minutes, where as his average playing time per night is at 32.3 minutes.

In the blowout loss to the New York Knicks, Warren led the team in scoring again. For the contest he had 20 points, four rebounds and a block while making 9-17 shot attempts and made 2-3 of his shots from behind the arc.

Even though the Suns lost to the Houston Rockets, Warren had a very good game as the Suns second leading scoring. He finished the game with 24 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. His shooting was solid as well, making 9-14 field goal attempts and went 1-3 on his shots from behind the 3-point line.

Honorable Mention

Even though he got ejected from the Suns’ matchup against the Rockets, Greg Monroe gets this weeks’ honorable mention. From Jan. 21st-28th Monroe has averaged 12.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.3 blocks and 1.3 steals. This past week was the first time since December that Monroe played consecutive games.

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Warren had played exceptionally well for the Phoenix Suns this season and his play this past week got him this player of the week award. He averaged 19.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steal. The Suns’ will need to continue to rely on Warren’s scoring ability as the franchise continues to develop their young core.