Report: Former Mavericks fan-favorite guard returns to Dallas in G League trade

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Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd made it clear that Dallas would be doing a large roster revamp this summer and said that many of the players from last year's squad wouldn't be back.

One of those players happened to be Theo Pinson, and this saddened some fans.

Pinson was a big factor for the Mavs during the 2022 NBA Playoffs, as he was always off his feet and cheering for his teammates. He brought great vibes to Dallas, but they didn't re-sign him this summer.

Report: Former Mavericks fan-favorite guard returns to Dallas in G League trade

Despite Pinson not being back on the Mavs, he will still be playing in Dallas after a recent trade that went down.

The Texas Legends sent the Maine Celtics the player rights to James Banks III and Grant Riller in exchange for Pinson and a first-round pick in the 2023 NBA G League Draft. This move is something for fans to be excited about, as they will still be able to watch him play in Frisco for the Legends.

This move was a great one by the Mavericks organization because Pinson's on-court play was clearly not good enough to be a consistent role player for the Mavs, but he brings great vibes and is a great team player. This trade will allow Pinson to prove that he can be in the NBA while the Legends gain a solid locker room guy that everyone seems to love.

Pinson will have the chance to mentor some of the Legends' young players and potentially play his way into an NBA return for a team next season. Through this opportunity with the Legends, he can prove that he belongs in the NBA and isn't just a hype man.

We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors on the Dallas Mavericks this season, so stay tuned.