3 Former Phoenix Suns Who Could Explode with New Teams in 2022-23

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Phoenix Suns, T.J. Warren
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Former Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren will go off with the Brooklyn Nets

Dragic struggled to enjoy his time in the Big Apple, but things might pan out differently for T.J. Warren. Although we know not what might come of the Brooklyn Nets over the next few months, Warren is less likely to let any chemistry issues dictate his play like Dragic did.

Dragic was sold on a championship run when he joined Brooklyn, but Warren merely signed a “prove-it” deal being someone in no place to make complaints while looking to revive his NBA career.

Healthy for the first time in a long time, Warren will enter the 2022-23 season with one thing on his mind: getting buckets. Thankfully for the Nets, that’s something we know he can handle, having shown off some lethal scoring skills between his time with Phoenix and later with the Indiana Pacers.

During his last fully-healthy season, Warren averaged 19.8 points per game on outstanding .536/.403/.819 shooting splits. He remains just 28 years old, certainly with his best years still ahead of him should he stay healthy.

Brooklyn also feels highly likely to hand Warren big time minutes which may also lead to a career-year on his behalf. Other than Durant, Brooklyn did not possess any other lengthy players to stick out on the wing last year.

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Brooklyn’s perimeter defense was built around undersized guards Patty Mills and Seth Curry, hence why Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum lit them up in the playoffs. If Durant does not get traded, the Nets will need Warren, and if Durant does get traded, the Nets will really need Warren.