With the February 10th deadline approaching, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype recently reported the sixth-year guard is available on the trade market as San Antonio looks to free up some minutes for Joshua Primo.
Coincidentally (or perhaps not), Forbes received consecutive did-not-plays for the first time all season Saturday and Monday. Bryn had only received two DNP's in the previous 38 games when available.
The strategy of sitting someone before trading them is a common practice in the NBA and is currently happening with Thaddeus Young, who hasn't seen the court since a New Year's Eve loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. While he could be headed for a buyout, the Spurs should still be weighing all options with Young, as I've previously written.
Does his lack of playing time mean Forbes is on the move?
According to the HoopsHype report, multiple teams are interested in Forbes, including the Denver Nuggets. I'm of the opinion that the Spurs should be very interested in dealing him for a future asset or two, even if he's still a light-shout 3-point shooter.
Given the direction of the team and the focus on two-way guards, his fit on the team hasn't really made sense to me from the start even if he's had some memorable offensive performances this season.
All that said, there's still nothing concrete showing a move is in the works. It is the Spurs, though -- so there won't be a concrete report until a deal is actually made -- if it is. With just over three weeks until the trade deadline, keep your eyes on Bryn's minutes (or lack thereof) as we start to hear the rumor mills heating up by the day.