San Antonio Spurs re-unite with Bryn Forbes
After midnight, the Spurs struck one last deal, luring shooting specialist Bryn Forbes back from the Milwaukee Bucks. After San Antonio gave Forbes his first break in the league and he spent four seasons with them, Forbes had quite a one-year hiatus from the team.
Bryn Forbes returns to the Alamo City after having won an NBA Championship with the Milwaukee Bucks less than three weeks ago. I must admit, this signing is confusing for a few reasons. First of all, the Spurs are already loaded with guards, especially after having signed another one in the NBA Draft.
Besides the guard logjam, I'm conflicted on Bryn's return given how Coach Popovich greatly over-used him toward the tail-end of his last couple of years with the team. Forbes has had historically bad defensive seasons in the past, and that's the main reason he only played 22 minute in the NBA Finals against Phoenix.
Bryn's blistering 45.2 percent 3-point shooting mark with the Bucks last season is definitely impressive, and I think he could have a small role on the new squad. But the overall grade of this move will depend on if Coach Popovich can learn from the past. Let's hope he did, but I'm not so sure until I see it.
*Note: The Spurs also signed Zach Collins to a 3-year, $22 million deal Tuesday, but it's hard to give that a grade until we see him healthy. For now, I see that as a small gamble that could pay off. That's a B.