Theo Pinson Bio: NBA Contract, Relationship & Net Worth

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An undrafted free agent of the 2018 NBA draft, Theo Pinson now plays as a shooting guard for the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavs tested him with 10-day contracts & a two-way contract before signing him on a standard deal in mid-2022. Earlier, he had NBA stints with the Brooklyn Nets & the New York Knicks.

After the 2022-23 season ends, Pinson becomes an unrestricted free agent. So, what lies ahead for this basketball player?

The University of North Carolina attendant was a member of the varsity basketball and led the Tar Heels to the 2017 NCAA Championship.

Theo Pinson Played As A Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Theo Pinson Is A Basketball Player (NBA) (Source: Nets Daily)

His ability to play several positions in a sport is quite remarkable. His defense talents are outstanding, and he has a tremendous ability to confuse the defenders.

Theo has a cheery attitude and enjoys having fun and making others laugh with his amusing behaviors from time to time.

Let’s get to know Theo Pinson’s personal and professional life better.

 Quick Facts

Full Name Theo Alphonso Pinson
Birth Date November 5, 1995
Birth Place Greensboro, North Carolina
Nick Name Not Known
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education Wesleyan Christian Academy
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Theo Pinson
Mother’s Name Barbara Pinson
Siblings Brianna Pinson
Age 28 Years Old
Height 6’7/2.01 m/201 cm
Weight 212 lb./96 kg
NBA Draft 2018/Undrafted
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Career Highlights & Awards
  • All-NBA G League Second Team (2019)
  • NBA G League All-Rookie Team (2019)
  • NCAA champion (2017)
Build Athletic
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Colleen Byrne
Children Alana Capri Pinson
Position Shooting Guard / Small Forward
Profession Basketball Player
Net Worth Approx. $1.5 Million
Salary (for the 2022-23 season) $1.96 million
Current Team Dallas Maverick
League NBA
Active Since 2018-Present
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update May 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

Theo was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, to parents Barbara Pinson and Theo Pinson on November 5, 1995.

He has a younger sister named Brianna Pinson. An attendant of North Carolina Central Univesity, Brianna is a certified lash technician & runs her lash business Bri LashN’ Out.

While growing up, Theo Pinson enjoyed playing football & was a quarterback until he was in the eighth grade.

Little Theo With His Dad, Theo Pinson
Little Theo With His Dad, Theo Pinson (Source: Instagram)

Later, Theo realized his potential for the hoops & got passionate about it. There is no denying that he has always enjoyed athletic activities since childhood.

High School Career

Theo went to Wesleyan Christian Academy, where he played basketball & was named McDonald All-American as a senior.

Then, in the summer of 2021, he was named to the USA Basketball U16 team that won a gold medal. There he would team up with Justin Jackson, his future Tar Heels teammate & now an NBA player.

College Career

Theo spent four years at the University of North Carolina from 2014 to 2018.

In his freshman year, after breaking the fifth metatarsal bone, Pinson missed 14 games of his rookie season. Yet, he was fourth on the team (tops off the bench) in assists and rebounds at the time of his injury in January 2014.

He fully recovered from his injuries during his sophomore season.

Upon recovery, as a nonstarter, Pinson scored 100 assists in 2015, the second-most in the college’s franchise since Quentin Thomas with 113 assists in 2008.

Theo Pinson With North Carolina
Theo Pinson With North Carolina (Source: Instagram)

But again, in his junior year, he could not play in 16 games due to the same injury in his right foot. He still managed to average 6.1 points, 4.6 rebounds & 3.7 assists per game.

As a senior, Pinson scored seven double-doubles and averaged 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists in 29.7 minutes per game.

He led his college team to the 2017 NCAA Championship title, defeating Gonzaga Bulldogs.

One of the reasons the Tar Heels made it to the National Championship was Theo’s outstanding leadership, defense, and passing abilities.

During his college years, Theo majored in Communication studies, and his motivation was to have the complete skills of Kobe Bryant on a basketball court.

Professional Career

Brooklyn Nets

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Pinson’s way to the NBA came through the Summer League, where he played for the Nets, after signing a training camp contract on August 6, 2018.

Theo averaged 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists from his five summer league games.

After signing a two-way deal with the Brooklyn Nets, his NBA regular season debut came on October 20, 2018, in a 132-112 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Nearing the end of his rookie season, he signed a Rest-of-Season deal with the Nets in April 2019.

Theo Pinson In Basketball Court
Theo Pinson In basketball Court (Source: Keep It Heel)

On July 8, 2019, Theo signed a one-year contract with the Nets & played in the 2019-20 season. Due to a teammate’s injury, he was allowed to play for more extended periods that season.

Moreover, Pinson also showcased his expertise in scoring with the G League affiliate and made 32 points in a 117-110 victory over the Wisconsin Herd on February 4, 2020.

On June 23, 2020, he was waived by the Nets.

New York Knicks

After three days of waiver from the Nets, Theo was claimed by the New York Knicks.

However, the Knicks refused to exercise the team option & instead signed him on a two-way deal on November 29, 2020.

Maine Celtics

On October 23, 2021, Theo signed with the Maine Celtics as a G League affiliate player but was waived at the end of training camp.

During his games with the Celtics, Pinson managed to make 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.

Dallas Mavericks

Pinson is now with the Dallas Mavericks, with whom he signed a 10-day contract on December 20, 2021, followed by another 10-day contract 11 days later, and a two-way contract in January 2022.

Later, on July 1, 2022, Pinson re-signed with the Maverick on a one-year deal.

Awards & Career Highlights

Theo’s hard effort on the court has been acknowledged and rewarded throughout his basketball career.

The following are some of Theo’s awards and recognitions:

  • All-NBA G League Second Team (2019)
  • NBA G League All-Rookie Team (2019)
  • NCAA champion (2017)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2014)
  • North Carolina Mr. Basketball (2014)

Net worth

Theo Pinson has made a livelihood from his basketball career, playing for many teams and earning considerable money.

Theo’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million as of 2024. However, no specific figure has been verified.

Speaking of his salaries with his NBA teams, he has earned a total pay of $3,527,013. You can also see his past salary histories with three teams on

In the 2019-20 season, Pinson earned a base salary of $1.35 million. It came through his one-year contract with the Knicks.

Most of his 2020-21 season went with Exhibit 10 & 10-day contracts.

Then, he signed a one-year standard NBA deal with the Mavs for the 2022-23 season that earns him a base salary of $1.97 million. So, he was also named the Mavericks’ 13th best-paid player in the 2022-23 season.

Age, Height & Weight

Theo is 28 years old as of 2024, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Pinson has been focusing on his training since college to become a professional, believing that being in the best form is the only thing that matters.

Moreover, Theo is 1.96 m tall and weighs 230 lbs, an ideal height, and weight for an athlete.

Fines & Controversy

In 2022, the Mavericks were fined $100k for violating bench decorum rules following Game 2 of the Western Conference finals series with the Warriors due to Pinson.

Theo, who was ruled out since Feb. 2022 due to the fracture of his right pinkie finger, was benched for that game too.

It started during game two of the Western Conference finals (Warriors vs Mavericks) when Curry from the Warriors threw the ball at Theo Pinson, confusing him as his team member because of his white shirt.

A referee asked Theo to change the t-shirt during the pregame warmups to avoid a similar commotion in Game 3.

Even after the affirmative reaction from Theo, he was still seen wearing the same t-shirt throughout the game, which eventually resulted in a heavy fine.

Personal Life

The NBA player is in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Colleen Byrne, a professional model. However, they are yet to open up about when & how they began dating.

Some sources allege that the duo is together for a few years.

The couple often shares pictures of each other on their social media. On September 15, 2022, Theo wished his better half, Colleen birthday on his Instagram post.

Pinson Couple On Mother's Day
Pinson Couple On Mother’s Day (Source:

Together, they are parents to a baby girl.

Pinson & Byrne welcomed a daughter named Alana Capri Pinson on March 15, 2022. They also won a Bolognese dog as a pet.

Theo had always been on good terms with his female friend from high school, including Kelly Corn, his best friend.

In addition, he had a strong relationship with his Carolina head coach, Roy Williams, whom he admires and respects.

Social Media Presence

Theo is quite active on Instagram and Twitter, and he uses both social media handles to communicate with his followers and admirers.

When it comes to Instagram handles, he uses them often, and most of his posts are about basketball, his girlfriend, Colleen, and their daughter, Alana.

Both of his social media handles are verified and have many followers.

  • Twitter: 94.4k followers
  • Instagram: 143k followers

Search Graph

The search graph of Theo showcases the search rate done by his fans for the past twelve months.

Theo Pinson's Search Graph
Theo Pinson’s Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

The Dallas Maverick player who started in 2018 is still progressing in his game which illustrates in his search graph.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is an agent of Theo Pinson?

Theo Pinson's agents are Ty Sullivan and Steve Heumann.

What position does Pinson plays?

Pinson is playing as a shooting guard for the Dallas Mavericks.

Does Theo Pinson have a brother?

Theo does not have any siblings besides his younger sister, Brianna.

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