TJ Warren: Pre-Draft Workouts

2014.03_TJ Warren celebrates Syracuse ACC Tournament in GBoro

With the 2014 NBA Draft now only a month away, TJ Warren has been hard at work trying to show NBA coaches and GMs what he can bring.  He has been training in L.A. with former UCLA/NBA forward Don McLean, alongside other draft hopefuls CJ Wilcox, Glenn Robinson III, and Elfrid Payton.

“I want to get my footwork down, and he wants to make sure I finish above the rim,” the 20-year old humbly admitted. He [MacLean] makes sure that I play hard on both ends of the floor and I have been learning how to guard the pick and roll.”

Perhaps the biggest concern around TJ’s game centered around his J from deep. A 25 percent shooter from beyond the arc in college, there was some major work being done to enhance his consistency from the NBA line. After starting off a little slow, the Garner Road AAU product got things rolling and shot it at a 62 percent clip during his last set of NBA three pointers. Still, Warren understands that will be the most frequently criticized part of his game by scouts and fans alike.


With the Draft about a month away, things are beginning to finally sort themselves out. Warren is firmly in the first round, potentially jumping as high as the top half of the Draft. Teams love his size (6-8 1/4), ability to create his own shot, and proven body of work. While there are definite concerns that will go through war rooms on Draft night, TJ has confidence that the franchise who selects him is going to do so for his ability to straight get buckets.

“I’m going to bring all-around scoring from inside and out. I’m a small forward with great size and I want to get better. I’m real coachable and I’m going to stay in the gym.”



Warren currently projects to go in the 2nd half  of the 1st round and is hoping to up his stock in the final month.

Draft Express mock draft currently projects him #18 to Phoenix.

18. T.J. Warren
SF/PF (N.C. State – Sophomore)
20.7 years old | 6’8″ | 220 lbs

2013-14 NCAA (35 GP)
  24.9 PPG     7.1 RPG     1.1 APG     31.7 PER  

Best of Luck TJ!!!


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    Anyone else noticing how slow his wind-up/release seem in these clips? Could be a little bit of a problem against taller, quicker competition. I am amazed at how fast these NBA guys get it off. I mean you can’t give Ray Allen an inch.




    Projections are 17th to Boston. The Hornets will show some interest at 9th (they were really impressed with him at the workout). Draft is Thursday night.



    Warren has worked himself up the draft board:

    Warren, the ACC Player of the Year for the Wolfpack this past season, has steadily worked his way up the NBA draft board – to the point that he will be in the Green Room in New York on Thursday night for the draft.

    Warren, a projected top 20 pick, has been impressive in workouts, Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried said, by showing NBA teams he’s more than just a scorer.

    Warren, projected by DraftXpress to go No. 15 to the Atlanta Hawks and 17th to the Boston Celtics by, would be the first N.C. State player taken in the first round since J.J. Hickson in 2008 and only the fourth in the past 20 years.



    PLEASE HORNETS OR BOSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    He goes No. 14 to Phoenix. Lottery!!!



    Good for Buckets. Assuming PHX is a good destination.

    The Hornets are still remarkably stupid.



    TJ just asked Jeff G..dman if likes apples.



    Ennis joins TJ out in Phoenix.

    It is the West, which is brutal. You have to be very good just to make the playoffs. But they like to score there. Seems like a good spot for him.

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