The Knicks claim Theo Pinson and waive Allonzo Trier

The New York Knicks announced on Friday that they had claimed Theo Pinson, releasing guard Allonzo Trier to make room on the roster.

Originally a North Carolina spill, Pinson appeared in 51 games in two seasons with the Nets, averaging 3.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 11 minutes per game off the bench. The Nets gave up on Pinson on Wednesday to sign guard Tyler Johnson.

Pinson has also played in nine games for the G League’s Long Island Nets this season, where he averaged 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists.

Trier, meanwhile, has had an up and down warrant with the Knicks. While he showed flashes as an uncapped rookie, he struggled to find plenty of game time in 2019-2020 under David Fizdale and Mike Miller. He is set to be a limited free agent in this low season.

Trier played 88 games with the Knicks, averaging 9.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.