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 | 8:27 pm EDT Update
Melissa Rohlin: Steve Kerr on the reaction he’s received to his comments on the mass shootings. “I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me, most asking what they can do… What I’m asking people to do is get involved in their local communities…call your senators.”
Callie Caplan: Steve Kerr has encouraged others to call their reps since his viral comment on Uvalde: “I have lots of friends who are Democrats and lots of friends who are Republicans. All I know is they all want gun violence to go away, so we just need to get our public servants to respond.”
Melissa Rohlin: Kidd was asked about his comment that the Warriors play zone because they can’t guard them one-on-one. He said it’s a compliment to his guys, not a shot at the Warriors. But he added that as a player, he knows if a coach makes adjustments, it’s because his team can’t do something
TyTy Washington told The Post he didn’t interview with the Knicks last week at the draft combine, but suspects he will work out for them at their practice facility in Tarrytown. “Most definitely I feel I’m one of the most true point guards coming out of the draft, even though this season I played mostly off the ball,’’ Washington said at the combine. “Before this season, I was mainly a point guard. I played off the ball because that’s what my team needed. They needed me to make baskets and score for us. Cal said me being off the ball was no knock on me.’’
On Wednesday, James stopped by his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, to spend time with the students before the year ended for summer vacation. “Appreciate y’all letting me crash your last day of school!! Love you all and have a fun and safe Summer. Don’t forget what we talked about,” James said in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
James shared hugs and took pictures with the students, as well as the staff. The 37-year-old appeared to enjoy the reactions to his arrival, retweeting a video of the kids welcoming him with laughing emojis.
Summer weekends in Rockford are typically reserved for outdoor activities, but you might want to spend some times indoors one weekend in June. The Fred VanVleet Fest and youth camp will be returning to Auburn High School the week of June 23-26. New this year will be a Thursday evening Bet On Yourself bowling event at the Cherry Bowl. Guests will enjoy cosmic bowling, prizes and music.