G - NYK
After being released by the Brooklyn Nets, G Theo Pinson has been claimed off waivers by the New York Knicks.
In a subsequent move, the Knicks have waived G Allonzo Trier. Pinson has a $1.7M team option for the 2020-21 season. Trier on the other hand has an expiring $3.6M contract that could potentially be picked up by a playoff contender this season. Trier has averaged 9.7 points per game in two seasons with the Knicks. He could provide a team with another threat from long-distance.
The Brooklyn Nets waived guard Theo Pinson.
Pinson signed a two-way deal with the Nets in October, 2018 and played a total of 51 games over the past two seasons with the Nets. Pinson is being waived to make room for newly acquired guard Tyler Johnson. The UNC alum may latch onto another team as a free agent in the future but he'll need to improve his field-goal shooting dramatically, as he is shooting 30 percent for his career. Pinson's first stint with the Nets ends by averaging 3.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 11.3 minutes per game over two seasons.
Theo Pinson came off the bench for 15 minutes and scored 12 points. He also added three rebounds, two assists and one block.
It's a rare showing for Pinson. He scored two points his last game. He could continue to get double digit minutes of game action with all the injuries on the Nets. He's not worth an add in most leagues.
Theo Pinson came off the bench for the Nets on Friday and scored a team-high 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting. He hit 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and added eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 26 minutes of action against the Knicks.
Where did that come from? Pinson was inserted into the Nets rotation on Friday and exploded onto the scene with 19 points and eight rebounds. With Spencer Dinwiddie out for an extended period, Pinson should remain in the rotation and will look to build on Friday's success. He could be worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.