Former UNC wing Theo Pinson expected to re-sign with Mavericks

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A week ahead of the NBA Draft and in the midst of offseason trades and contract talks, one former UNC wing is expected to return to his current team.

Theo Pinson, who was a reserve for the Dallas Mavericks this past season, is ‘strongly expected’ to stay in Dallas next season, according to NBA reporter Marc Stein.

The Mavericks announced yesterday that it had agreed to a trade for versatile forward Christian Wood and part of that trade was sending Boban Marjanovic, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets.

With three extra players involved in the trade, it obviously cleared up roster room for the Mavericks.

Pinson played in 19 games with Dallas this past season, averaging 2.5 points per game. In his NBA career, he has played four seasons and appeared in 87 games for three different organizations.

The Mavericks brought Pinson in on a 10-day contract earlier this season as the team was dealing with a COVID outbreak on their roster.

Player with four or less years in the NBA are the players eligible for two-way contracts, thus bringing Pinson back would mean a spot on their 15-man roster.

Pinson played critical roles on every team during his four years for UNC. His Swiss-army knife skillset was extremely valuable for the Tar Heels in the 122 games he played in. Despite battling injuries throughout his career, he averaged 6.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 21.7 minutes a game during his time at North Carolina.

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