Marc Stein: The Mavericks say they have signed forward Theo Pinson to a second 10-day contract under the COVID-related hardship allowance.
Shams Charania: The Dallas Mavericks are planning to sign guard Theo Pinson of NBA G League's Maine Celtics via hardship, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Jared Weiss: Celtics are waiving Theo Pinson, Garrison Matthews and Chris Clemons, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA. Pinson, Clemons, Luke Kornet, Ryan Arcidiacono and Juwan Morgan will go to Maine while Garrison Matthews becomes a free agent. Jabari Parker & Bruno Fernando remain with the team.
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.
May 26, 2022 | 6:49 pm EDT Update
Lukas Kuba: Tomas Satoransky when asked about the interest from Barcelona: “I won’t officially comment on anything yet, all I can say is that both Europe and the NBA are in play.” Says it’s obviously an important decision. “I’m leaving myself more time for the final decision.”
Lukas Kuba: Tomas Satoransky says the #Pelicans “weren’t a good fit” for him, thinks they lost interest in him as the season went on, says “after a couple of months in New Orleans me and my agent felt that some change would occur and we wanted it to happen. I’m glad I ended up in Washington, I have great memories of this month and a half.” #satoransky
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra basically says ignore injury list, that those who played Wednesday he expects to play Friday. With Herro, who has missed last two with groin strain, he was less committal. Declined to say why Butler is not on injury report (as he seems to be ailing).
Santa Clara University star Jalen Williams made it official on Thursday that he’s leaving the school and will remain in the NBA draft process. Williams was a two-time All-WCC guard at Santa Clara. He’s projected to be a late-first round or second-round pick.
May 26, 2022 | 6:17 pm EDT Update
The New York Daily News reported on Wednesday that the Nets were unwilling to offer Irving a long-term contract. SNY has not independently confirmed that report. But if Irving opts out and the Nets have trouble finding common ground with the seven-time All-Star, opposing teams believe the club will be open to exploring trades of Irving.