San Antonio Spurs: Bryn Forbes receives 2017 Summer League accolade

By Rob Wolkenbrod
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Bryn Forbes
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Bryn Forbes /

Bryn Forbes of the San Antonio Spurs received a 2017 Summer League accolade for his performance throughout July.

Bryn Forbes spent time on the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Spurs of the D-League (now the G-League) in the 2016-17 season. He played just 38 games in the NBA in his rookie season, so the opportunity wasn’t grand for a potential talent showcase.

However, Forbes showcased his skills throughout the 2017 Summer League. He dazzled near the end of the Utah League and for most of the Vegas League. This included 99 points over a three-game stretch, two of which saw the Michigan State product put up 35 points.

Well, Forbes was rewarded for his efforts on Monday night. The NBA announced him as part of the NBA Summer League Second Team. He joined Cheick Diallo of the New Orleans Pelicans, Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers, Wayne Selden Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies, and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics.

Congrats to the 2017 @MGMResortsIntl #NBASummer Second Team! @cheick_diallo13 @BrynjForbes @kylekuzma @WayneSeldenJr @jaytatum0

— NBA Summer League (@NBASummerLeague) July 18, 2017

Forbes averaged 26 points per game in the Vegas Summer League. He did this on 40 percent shooting, averaging 3.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds.

For Forbes’ future with the Spurs, he’s on a partially guaranteed contract for the 2017-18 season (until August 1). His Summer League work will potentially help him make the Opening Night roster, but that’s hardly a given. Especially with the offseason being far from over and roster moves still to be made — if San Antonio isn’t finished.

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Forbes’ Summer League play got him some recognition, and arguably raised his profile heading into his second year in the NBA. What will be next for him?