The Phoenix Suns and TJ Warren have agreed to a contract extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN,
Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren has agreed to a four-year, $50M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 25, 2017
The Suns are showing quite a bit of faith in Warren with this type of deal. The forward has dealt with a bevy of injuries since entering the league.
To commit to Warren in this fashion is a bit a risky for Ryan McDonough and the front office. In three seasons in the NBA, the forward has never played a full season. Last year he competed in a career high 66 games.
Not only did he play his most games to date, he had a career year. His 14 points and five rebounds per game were career highs. He also saw an increase in minutes last year as well – averaging 31 minutes per contest. He shot a respectable 49 percent from the field as well.
Warren has steadily improved each year in the league. If he continues to impress, he could prove to be a valuable player to have in the organization.
The team may be looking to solidify a core group moving forward.
Just recently, center Alex Len signed a qualifying offer to remain with the team for one more year. The center will be a free agent this summer, where both sides will weigh the options on the table.
The Suns drafted Warren out of North Carolina State with the 14th overall pick in 2014.