After leading the Long Island Nets to a 2-1 record while on assignment from the Brooklyn Nets, Theo Pinson was named the G League Player of the Week Monday. The honor marks the third time a Long Island Net was named G League Player of the Week and is the first of Pinson’s career.
The other two Nets to win the honor were Alan Williams, back on March 11, 2019, and Milton Doyle back on February 18, 2018.
The Nets assignee posted averages of 21.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.7 steals in 36.5 minutes per game in the three games. Pinson shot 23-of-50 overall (46 percent) and went 9-of-21 (42.9 percent) from deep last week. He posted two double-doubles in the three-game span which included an 11 assist game, which was the most assists recorded by a Long Island Net this season.
Pinson is no stranger to G League honors, dating back to his time in Uniondale as a two-way guard during his rookie season. The Nets assignee was named to the 2018-19 Eastern Conference Midseason All-NBA G League team and was named to the 2018-19 All-NBA G League team.
He finished that season playing in 35 games, starting 34, and averaged 20.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 34.6 minutes per game.