Nets Re-Sign Pinson, Announce Temple, Chandler Deals

Matt Citak
July 09, 2019 - 8:38 am
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The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed guard Theo Pinson, the team announced on Twitter late Monday night.

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While the team did not announce the terms of the contract, multiple reports indicate that Pinson received a two-year deal from the team. 

The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 4.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 11.7 minutes per game, appearing in 18 contests for Brooklyn last season after having his contract converted into a two-way deal on October 11, 2018.

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The Nets recently rescinded their qualifying offer to Pinson. However, the move was simply a formalitiy in order to fit all of the contracts under the cap, as the 23-year-old has been playing for Brooklyn's summer league team.

Pinson spent most of the season in the G League, where he averaged 20.7 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds in 34 games. He earned All-NBA G League Second Team and NBA G League All-Rookie Team honors, as well as finishing second in the 2018-19 NBA G League Rookie of the Year voting.

Theo Pinson reacts to a call during the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center.
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The rookie guard became known for his celebrations on the bench, as his dances developed into a symbolism of the team's strong bond.

In addition to Pinson, the Nets announced the signings of veterans Garrett Temple and Wilson Chandler.

Temple was signed to the room exception, earning a two-year, $10 million contract, while Chandler was signed to a minimum deal.

Temple averaged 7.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 75 games between the Grizzlies and Clippers last season.

Chandler averaged 6.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 51 games between the 76ers and Clippers last year.

Following the announcement of these three moves, Brooklyn has one roster spot still open, in addition to being able to sign two players to two-way contracts.