Pinson (back) re-signed Monday with the Nets on a two-year contract, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Brooklyn pulled Pinson's qualifying offer over the weekend, allowing him to become a free agent. The North Carolina product didn't wait long to find work, however, as Brooklyn quickly re-signed him once the team had more salary-cap flexibility. Pinson had also been nursing a back injury that sidelined him for Sunday's Las Vegas Summer League matchup with the Hornets, but that's no longer a concern, either. He suited up in Monday's 88-85 win over the Wizards, finishing with nine points.
Pinson won't be available Sunday for the Nets' Las Vegas Summer League matchup with the Croatian national team due to lower-back tightness, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Pinson appeared in 22 games for the Nets in 2018-19 as an undrafted rookie out of North Carolina, averaging 4.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 11.7 minutes per game. The Nets elected to pull his qualifying offer earlier in the weekend, so he's now an unrestricted free agent even though he'll continue to participate with Brooklyn's summer-league squad. Pinson finished with 14 points, six rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes in his first appearance in Las Vegas and apparently injured his back along the way.
Pinson was extended a qualifying offer by the Nets on Friday, making him a restricted free agent, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Pinson saw limited run with the Nets last season, playing 211 minutes as a rookie. While he struggled offensively, Brooklyn still appears to be interested in his services.
The Nets signed Pinson to a standard contract for the rest of the season Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Pinson had been playing on a two-way deal with the Nets throughout his rookie season, making 17 appearances at the NBA level while averaging 4.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.3 minutes per game. The transaction brings the Nets' roster to the maximum 15 players and will allow him to participate in postseason contests, though he's unlikely to be a regular member of coach Kenny Atkinson's rotation.
Pinson connected on a game-winning three pointer in Tuesday's G League Conference Finals victory over Lakeland. He finished the contest with 18 points (8-22 FG, 2-10 3Pt), six rebounds, six assists and a block.
Pinson struggled mightily from deep but managed to make the important shots count, knocking down a triple as time expired to send Long Island to the G League Finals. The two-way forward averaged 20.7 points, 6.1 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 34 games with Long Island this seaosn.
Pinson is listed as active for Saturday's game against Atlanta, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Although Pinson has seen minimal run recently, he could see some minutes against the Hawks due to Shabazz Napier (personal) being ruled out. In 12 appearances this year, the rookie guard's averaging 4.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.1 minutes.
Pinson finished with 28 points (10-18 FG, 7-12 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and a steal in 35 minutes Sunday against the Hustle.
Pinson's team-high 28 points led the Nets to a 137-132 victory. He evidently was feeling it from beyond the arc, as he successfully converted on seven of 12 attempts on the day. The North Carolina product has been playing at a high level throughout this season in the G League, posting averages of 20.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.0 steal in 28 starts. If Pinson keeps it up, there's little doubt he'll get a shot with an NBA team at some point.
Pinson played 26 minutes and finished with 10 points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds and two assists Monday in the Nets' 113-94 loss to the Bucks.
For the third time in the Nets' past six games, Pinson cracked 20 minutes and flirted with a double-double off the bench. Pinson's recent surge in production has given him some short-term value in very deep formats, but he'll likely be out of the rotation and back in the G League once the Nets reclaim some health on the wing. Joe Harris (hip) is day and day and could be back in action Wednesday against the Nuggets, while both Allen Crabbe (knee) and Caris LeVert (foot) could return from long-term absences to play at some point before the All-Star break.
Pinson will be sent to the G League for Friday's game and then be recalled ahead of Brooklyn's contest against the Magic on Saturday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Pinson has gotten some spot run for the Nets, and has totaled 41 points, 19 rebounds, 15 assists and three steals in 124 total minutes across nine appearances. Still, he'll presumably continue spending most of his time in the G League.
Pinson totaled 19 points (5-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals across 26 minutes in the Nets' win over the Knicks on Friday.
Pinson led the Nets to a win with career highs in scoring and rebounding in just his eighth NBA game, receiving extra playing time with Allen Crabbe (knee) and Spencer Dinwiddie (thumb) out. The strong performance and front court injuries may lead to more NBA action for Pinson, but it's unlikely he becomes a consistent contributor this season.
Pinson tallied 43 points (17-29 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five assists, four rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in the win Thursday over the Red Claws.
It was easily a career-high for Pinson, but Long Island needed the points in the worst way given they only had eight active players available. Pinson has seen his minutes trend upperwards as of late, averaging 35.2 across 19 games. In those contests, he's putting together some well-rounded numbers, averaging 19.9 points, 6.6 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks.
Pinson had six points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3PT), seven rebounds and four assists in Saturday's loss to Milwaukee.
With D'Angelo Russell (rest) and Allen Crabbe (knee) both out, Pinson got his first taste of extended action at the NBA level. While his 28 minutes were by far a career-high, Pinson is unlikely to remain in the regular rotation, and he could head back to the G League in the near future.
Pinson will be available for Saturday's game against Milwaukee.
The rookie out of North Carolina has done most of his damage in the G League this season, but he'll have a chance to see a few minutes Saturday with Allen Crabbe out and D'Angelo Russell sitting out to rest. To date, Pinson has appeared in only four games at the NBA level.
Pinson scored 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with 10 assists, nine rebounds and a steal in the win Wednesday over Windy City.
Pinson hasn't been a dynamic scorer, but Wednesday's flirtation with a triple-double is a reminder of his multi-category capabilities. Through 15 games, the two-way player is averaging 18.1 points, 6.3 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 0.9 steals, but his 2.8 turnovers offsets some of that potential.
Pinson finished Thursday's loss to the Charge with 13 points (4-11 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
The rookie forward has been a consistent scoring threat to begin his professional career, averaging 18.3 points through 12 games, but it's his ability to add in other categories that is particularly intriguing. Pinson's 6.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds to go along with the aforementioned per game points average points isn't something to dismiss and makes him a viable mid tier option for fantasy owners.
Pinson will enter the 2018-19 season signed to a two-way contract, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
It was previously rumored that Pinson was given an Exhibit 10 deal, but he actually was given a two-way contract instead. That means he'll be eligible for 45 days of action at the NBA level during the upcoming campaign, with the rest of his time being spent with the Nets' G-League affiliate. As a result, Pinson's first year with the Nets will be in a developmental capacity and he'll struggle to get on the floor unless a handful of injuries were to occur. The North Carolina product averaged 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block in five summer league contests with Brooklyn.
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