2. Theo Pinson trends up … again
The Las Vegas Summer League has brought out the worst in Theo Pinson, until it brought out the best, but then the worst came back, followed by the best once more.
Consistency thy name hath not been, but Pinson followed a rough outing Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves with perhaps his most solid game at the offensive end of the week.
Wiz of Awes
He hit 5-of-7 overall and sank four of his six attempts from deep — an area he did not excel in at all at North Carolina — and added five assists, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal in his 26 minutes, finishing with 14 points.
Pinson did have one bad turnover, but only coughed it up twice on the afternoon and looked poised on both ends.
The problem has been that over four games, which Theo Pinson shows up at the gym has varied from day-to-day.
Wild and out of control against the Orlando Magic in last Friday’s opener, Pinson was solid and composed against the Oklahoma City Thunder the following day.
On Monday against Minnesota, the pendulum swung back the other way as Pinson looked to be trying to play too fast and made several questionable decisions with passes and shots.
Wednesday, it was good Pinson back in the black-and-white of the Nets once again. When he’s been good, he’s been very good — looking like a player who could help Brooklyn as a defensive-minded, slashing wing with some playmaking skills.
That should be enough to get him a training camp invitation somewhere, if not with the Nets. But if he can’t bring that type of performance with more consistency, it could doom him to life in the G-League.