The San Antonio Spurs will reportedly bring Bryn Forbes back on a two-year deal.
The San Antonio Spurs entered the summer with three restricted free agents. So far, Kyle Anderson has departed for the Memphis Grizzlies, as the Silver and Black chose not to match a four-year, $37.2 million deal. There was a four-year, $20 million deal, reported for Davis Bertans, but Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News said it’s “premature.”
Then, there’s Bryn Forbes, the last of the bunch. He’s a two-year pro from Michigan State that saw an increased role in the 2017-18 season, following trips to the G League the year before.
According to Yahoo’s Shams Charania, the Spurs will bring Forbes back on a two-year deal. Financial details were not added.
Forbes will re-sign with Spurs on a two-year deal, league sources said. https://t.co/ruyQBUG3I6
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 10, 2018
The Spurs gave Forbes a qualifying offer before free agency started, but no team signed him to an offer sheet in July. That potentially paved the way for San Antonio to provide this two-year pact and keep Forbes through his third and fourth seasons.
However, Forbes will join a crowded backcourt, even with the loss of Tony Parker. Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills, Dejounte Murray, Brandon Paul, Lonnie Walker and Derrick White are all on the roster. Danny Green can play the wing, but he’s arguably better suited for the two spot, as well.
How will Forbes find playing time? It’s possible Ginobili retires and the Spurs release Paul (due to a non-guaranteed contract). Starting Walker in the G League is an option, too, which the organization did with Murray and White for most of their respective rookie seasons.
In 80 games and 12 starts, Forbes averaged 6.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting and 39 percent from 3-point range in the 2017-18 season; this happened in 19 minutes per game. Each of these numbers was career-highs in his short span in the NBA.