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The Knicks released Allonzo Trier, signed former Net Theo Pinson

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Real hoopers are sad tonight.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Well, you can’t accuse Leon Rose of sitting on his hands. The Knicks’ team president continues his quest to remake the roster — at least along the fringes — this week. On Thursday he released two-way contractor Kadeem Allen for former Suns G Leaguer Jared Harper. Not to be outdone, he cute Allonzo Trier from the regular 15-man roster Friday to sign former Brooklyn Net Theo Pinson.

Pinson starred for the UNC Tar Heels before signing with the Nets two years ago as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in 51 NBA games and averaged 3.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Here he is dropping 19 points against some collection of scrubs.

As for Trier, he became a figure of debate during his two-year stint in New York. He certainly had his share of supporters, most of whom began their defense of the 6’5” guard with the statement, “REAL hoopers know...” He actually started Game 1 of the 2019-20 season at point guard. But he never got much playing time this season, and it seemed the front office grew tired of him. He also spent way too much time on Twitter DMing his critics.

Welcome to the Knicks, Theo Pinson. Happy trails, Trier!