UNC Basketball in NBA: Theo Pinson finds new home

Former UNC Basketball player Theo Pinson quickly found a new home in the NBA after being released by Brooklyn last week

With the NBA planning to return in the month of July a few former North Carolina Tar Heels’ have been in the news lately with transactions.

Last week, we told you about where Tyler Zeller is heading as he has signed a new deal with the San Antonio Spurs as they get set to head down to Florida. Along with that, news of former wing Theo Pinson being released by Brooklyn and not being a part of the restart with the franchise, also broke last week.

But while Pinson won’t be going down to Orlando with the Nets, he did find a new home in the league.

Pinson will head across town and will join the New York Knicks as he has signed an agreement with the franchise:

This is Pinson’s second team in his NBA career so far, joining the Nets after going undrafted in 2018 following a four-year career with the Tar Heels.

Pinson appeared in  51 total games for the Nets over the past two seasons, averaging 3.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He did spend time between Brooklyn and the team’s G-League team over the years.

Now, Pinson will look to find a role in the Big Apple and earn some playing time next season when the NBA hopefully returns to normal. The Knicks again likely won’t be contending for a playoff spot, so Pinson and other young players could earn some minutes.

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