For the first time in nearly two years, T.J. Warren stepped onto NBA hardwood to play a real-deal game of professional basketball. Warren has missed the last two seasons rehabilitating from surgery on his left foot, an extraordinary duration of recovery. As such, his Nets debut against the Toronto Raptors was an emotional one; it was a monotonous achievement of beating the odds.
“It feels like it’s a real moment. It’s been a long process, a very long one. To be able to get to the day, it means a lot,” said Warren. “So I’m just super, super excited.