Indiana Pacers: Way-too-early starting lineup predictions for 2021-22

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T.J. Warren, Indiana Pacers
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Indiana Pacers 2021-22 Starting SF: T.J. Warren

After missing basically the entire season, last year’s leading scorer T.J. Warren is primed for a comeback year with the Indiana Pacers. Clearly one of the league’s most dangerous and efficient scorers, his scoring touch will instantly pay dividends for a team that has been largely inconsistent in that front for the campaign, ranking a middling 14th in offensive rating.

In 2019-20, Warren spearheaded the offense by virtue of 19.8 points per game on mind-blowing 53.6 percent shooting from the floor and 40.3 percent on triples. With multiple and assorted scoring moves at his disposal, Warren will certainly remind everyone why he is the Pacers’ best isolation scorer.

While he’s entering the last year of his contract, Warren has expressed interest and commitment in Indianapolis for the foreseeable future. No shockers here, but his return to the team will be a welcome fireworks for a squad in need of not only scoring, but also leadership.

His absence this season is probably one of the biggest asterisks for the Indiana Pacers this season which has largely contributed to their drop-off. Having T.J. Warren back will immediately elevate the Indiana pacers’ ceiling and prowess to make a great regular season run and create noise in the playoffs, together with the next big surprise in…