Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent G Theo Pinson will go to training camp with the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN. Pinson spent parts of his first three NBA seasons with the Nets and Knicks.
Marc Berman: Theo Pinson, a vibrant joy in locker room & bench, has joined the defending champs. Pinson will play for Milwaukee's summer-league team. Pinson is in 4th season & can't be back on 2-way with Knicks - as much as Leon Rose would love to have him. Knicks hold a 2-way spot open.
Bobby Marks: Theo Pinson is signing a Two-Way contract with the New York Knicks, league sources tell ESPN.
Bobby Marks: There is no downside in NYK making a waiver claim on Theo Pinson. New York will have a three month window to evaluate him. If anything, his $1.7M salary could be a trade chip. You never know when you might need additional salary to put in a deal.
Ian Begley: Knicks have claimed ex-Net Theo Pinson, per SNY sources. New York will waive Allonzo Trier to make room for Pinson, sources say.
Anthony Puccio: Theo Pinson was very well-respected around the Nets organization. From LI Nets to Brooklyn Nets, he helped team chemistry and was a consummate professional. The dancing was... fun. pic.twitter.com/q5vMI8BRRu
Pinson’s shooting (29 percent), 3-point percentage (18.8) and offensive rating (81) all took steps back from his rookie season. His offensive rating was the worst in the NBA for players who topped 20 appearances on Basketball Reference. Even if he isn’t a roster casualty, or if the season doesn’t resume, Pinson could find himself on the move in the offseason. He was mentioned by Bleacher Report as a part of a potential package (along with Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince and a first-round pick) to try to land Kings sharp-shooter Buddy Hield.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke of a possible return once there’s an “all clear” from public health officials, according to ESPN. If and when that happens, the Nets would likely want to use Chiozza in the playoffs, but to do so they’d have to convert him from a two-way player to a standard NBA deal. That would necessitate creating a roster spot for the 24-year-old, which would require waiving somebody. Pinson would be the most likely casualty, a tough one for the immensely popular second-year pro from North Carolina.
Michael Scotto: The Brooklyn Nets and Theo Pinson have agreed to a two-year deal, a league source told @TheAthleticNBA . Pinson also reunited with North Carolina coach Roy Williams earlier today before signing his deal.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Brooklyn Nets are converting rookie guard Theo Pinson's contract into a two-way deal, league sources tell ESPN.
In the Nets press conference Tuesday, Sean Marks said Theo Pinson, the 6’7” swingman out of North Carolina, will likely fill the Brooklyn’s second two-way slot, joining the recently signed Alan Williams. Asked if the Nets had someone in mind for the two-way deal, Marks did everything but confirm Pinson is his guy. “I think we do. It’s staying flexible throughout the year; we’ll see what happens. We do have a guy in mind,” said the Nets GM. “Theo Pinson is gonna be our two-way guy. It hasn’t been out there yet; it probably shouldn’t be.
October 16, 2021 | 2:44 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Clippers are keeping center Isaiah Hartenstein for their final open roster spot, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Hartenstein averaged 7.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 blocks in four preseason games.
The Orlando Magic have waived guard Jeff Dowtin, guard Hassani Gravett, guard-forward B.J. Johnson and forward Admiral Schofield, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Orlando’s roster now stands at 16 players (see below) Dowtin (6’3”, 185, 5/10/97) was originally signed by Orlando as a free agent on September 8. He played in three preseason games with the Magic, averaging 4.7 ppg. and 1.3 apg. in 8.7 minpg.
Blake Murphy: The Raptors will also sign-and-waive Ashton Hagans and Breein Tyree this weekend. Hagans was in Vegas with Raps but missed games with an ankle injury. Exhibit 10 gets him to 905. Tyree is a returning 905er who gets a bonus this way. He’s working his way back from a torn ACL.