The Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn and the performance team have limited T.J. Warren to a scant 21.9 minutes per game in the past seven.
“It’s really going to be a challenge for us, because you look at last week: We had two games in seven days, we were supposed to take care of business and have a lot of juice and effort [Tuesday]. We didn’t take care of business,” Vaughn said. “Now we come [to Phoenix] and you’ve got three in four [days], so you’ve got to think about that, what that looks like on a back-to-back with Phoenix and Utah.
“So I’m really trying to get our guys to concentrate on today. … If Phoenix presents itself and T.J. can play more minutes, then we’ll try and win that game with T.J. But I’ll be smart about it long-term. I don’t want to put guys in position where we don’t have them for the stretch. Again, we’re going to try and use everybody in Phoenix and try to get a win.”