Phoenix Suns small forward TJ Warren won’t be available on Thursday night when his team takes the floor against Oklahoma City. The three-year veteran is sidelined with back spasms and will miss his second game since February 28th.
On the season Warren is averaging 19.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game. He has a user rating of 23.4 in 62 games played this season.
Josh Jackson is the most likely candidate to replace Warren in the starting lineup. The former Kansas standout is averaging 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assist per game this season. He’s made 64 game appearances for Phoenix this season and played 40 minutes in Warren’s absence on February 28th. In that game, Memphis, he logged 29 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals, with three turnovers.
Against Oklahoma City, on March 2nd, Jackson played 25 minutes in which he scored 19 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and dished 4 assists. In that same game Warren posted 19 points and grabbed four rebounds over 41 minutes.