Everything has gone wrong for the Suns this season.
What’s a season-ending injury to T.J. Warren?
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Warren came on strong late last year and carried that momentum into his second season. He was averaging 11.0 points per game, shooting 52% on 2-pointers and 40% on 3-pointers.
At least the Suns – who lost Eric Bledsoe to season-ending injury, angered Markieff Morris out of productivity, watched Tyson Chandler regress in the first season of a sizable four-year contract and fired Jeff Hornacek – are chasing nothing but the No. 1 pick. Warren’s absence probably helps.
But he’s also a 22-year-old who needs development. His defense is iffy, and he could polish his outside shooting, which was poor just a year ago. Not being on the court will delay his growth.
And Phoenix was doing just fine losing with him.
The Suns need reason for optimism. Devin Booker will have to carry even more of that load the rest of this season.