Pinson was claimed off waivers by the Knicks on Friday, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports. In a corresponding move, Allonzo Trier was waived. Pinson appeared in 33 games for the Nets this season, averaging 3.6 points, 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 11.1 minutes. He also appeared in nine G League games, averaging 15.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.0 minutes. The Knicks are seemingly opting to get a look at him over the offseason and into next year.
Pinson was waived by the Nets on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Brooklyn picked up Tyler Johnson on Tuesday, so Pinson will be cut loose to accommodate the veteran on the roster. Pinson appeared in 33 games for the Nets this season, averaging 3.6 points, 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds per contest. The North Carolina product shot just 29.0 percent from the field and 18.8 percent from three.
Pinson has been recalled from the G League ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Raptors. Pinson hasn't seen much NBA run lately, appearing in just seven games since the calendar hit 2020. He's appeared in nine G League contests, averaging 15.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.8 minutes.
Pinson poured in 32 points (12-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-4 FT) to go with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals across 37 minutes Tuesday in the G League Long Island Nets' 117-110 win over the Wisconsin Herd. Playing time for Pinson at the NBA level has been scarce of late, so Brooklyn elected to assign him to the G League in order for him to pick up minutes. While the second-year wing was able to take advantage of the opportunity and put up a gaudy stat line, the performance is unlikely to earn him meaningful run with the parent club anytime soon.
Pinson appeared off the bench in both of the Nets' past two games, compiling 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes between the contests. David Nwaba's season-ending Achilles injury has seemingly opened up a spot for Pinson in the rotation, but the second-year player will be at risk of being bumped from the second unit once Caris LeVert (thumb) is cleared to return to action. LeVert will remain out for Monday's game against the Timberwolves, so Pinson should be in line for at least one more outing as a backup to starting wings Garrett Temple and Joe Harris.
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