Pinson to go to training camp with Celtics

By R.L. Bynum

Theo Pinson will head to training camp with the Boston Celtics, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Pinson played his first three NBA seasons with the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks.

You can probably give an assist to Roy Williams.

“I was on the phone two days ago with Theo trying to help him with the Boston Celtics, and I’m sure that I’ll still try to do some of those things,” Roy Williams said on a “Carolina Insider” podcast episode this week.

Pinson gives Boston the maximum of 20 players heading into training camp, which starts Tuesday, and the Celtics have to trim that to 15 by their Oct. 20 season opener against the Knicks.

Pinson will likely compete with Juwan Morgan and Luke Kornet for Boston’s available two-way roster spot.

After playing in 33 games during the 2019–20 season with Brooklyn, he only played in 17 games last season for the Knicks and scored two points while getting a lot of good publicity for his energy on the bench.

Pinson was on the Milwaukee Bucks roster during the Summer League, playing in five games and scoring 12.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists per 48 minutes.

While with the Nets, he played well for their G-League team, the Long Island Nets. In 43 games as a starter, he averaging 19.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists.

During his four-year career with the Tar Heels, he averaged 6.2 points, 3.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game and was part of the 2017 national championship team. In 2017–18, his senior season, he averaged 10.3 points, 5.1 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game.


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