In what's been a divisive decision among San Antonio Spurs fans, the front office decided to bring Bryn Forbes back to the ballclub this summer. Now a freshly-crowned NBA champion, Forbes return to the team that gave him his first shot in the NBA to help their fresh rebuild after the departure of three key veterans.
Less than two years ago, we were recapping Forbes' erratic play, with his defensive deficiencies being the main reason for his struggles. Still, he shot a very impressive 43.1 percent from three in his four seasons with the Silver and Black.
As great as he's always been at shooting, Gregg Popovich greatly overused him and Marco Belinelli over young, eager talent like Keldon Johnson and Lonnie Walker in the 2019-20 season, leading to a 32-39 record.
This time around, proponents of Bryn's return are hoping Coach Pop remembers his lesson while opponents of it are wary he'll fall back into old habits. Recently, the full details of Bryn's new contract could offer some relief to those who might be worried.
As Keith Smith shared via Spotrac, Forbes will be making $4.5 million next season before becoming a full unrestricted free agent in 2022-23. As Paul Garcia from Project Spurs confirmed, that's the veteran minimum they could offer and most of the room exception.
"I'm just excited to get back to it and get back to work with these guys. Try to do some good stuff," said Forbes in a video on Twitter.
With rookie Joshua Primo now wearing number Bryn's previous Spurs number of 11, he'll remain with the number seven jersey he wore with the Milwaukee Bucks.
It's safe to say the San Antonio Spurs acquired plenty of shooting this summer. Now it's on them to use both new and reused weapons correctly.