After getting a late invite, Theo Pinson took part in the NBA Combine on Thursday. He went into it with the outlook of a possible second round pick. While nothing likely changed greatly during the combine, let’s check in on how he did.
As far as height and other measurable go, there was nothing too terrible that could have been a red flag that popped up. His height was measured at 6’5”/6’6.75” with shoes, which is right around what he was billed at in college. (That shouldn’t be a surprise, but it’s good considering other player end up being measured multiple inches shorter than what their college bios claim. Not talking about any one in particular.) Not to mention, his 6’10.75” wingspan was among the biggest of his positions group.
He also took part in some shooting drills, which of course is arguably the biggest weakness in his game. At least yesterday, he did spot up shooting drills, and he shot a pretty good percentage from most spots on the floor. Of course it’s a small sample size, and it’s not in a game environment, but if Pinson can show some potential in his spot, that might move him up some places on draft boards.
Later on in the day Pinson, played in a 5-on-5 scrimmage.
Final boxscore from Game Two of the NBA Combine. Game one boxscore is a work in progress apparently due to some issues here. pic.twitter.com/CvVdbMGuSI— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 17, 2018
He had four points on 2-4 shooting (0-2 from three), four rebounds, four assists, and three turnovers. In other words, he had a Theo Pinson game. Also take this for whatever it’s worth, but doing a quick scan of Twitter, he at least impressed some people.
Theo Pinson really came alive in the second got his teams offense going Handling the ball & creating for others really made some nice reads in the open floor & out in transition— Connor Harr (@HarrConnor) May 17, 2018
You can tell Theo Pinson is one of the more experienced players at the Draft Combine. Calling out all the switches on D/running the offense.— nbabeau (@NBABeau) May 17, 2018
None of these means Pinson will be drafted, never mind for sure make it in the NBA. However, considering the mostly biased people that will be reading these, we all know that seeing all the different things he can do for a team can make him an invaluable part. Hopefully for his sake, a team watches him closely through this process and comes to that conclusion as well.