Bucks add shooting around Giannis Antetokounmpo with Bryn Forbes deal
After the sign-and-trade deal which was set to acquire Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic failed to push through, the Milwaukee Bucks responded to add another shooter to their roster in free agent Bryn Forbes, as per ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Forbes, 27, leaves the Spurs and joins the Bucks for the opportunity to play a significant role on a championship contender. Forbes will have a player option in the second year of the deal, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/fpg7W0FtJN
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
Bryn Forbes, a former Michigan State Spartan, is coming off a four-year tenure with the San Antonio Spurs where he first landed an opportunity as an undrafted rookie. His most recent stint saw him generate averages of 11.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists through 63 appearances serving primarily as a regular starter of the team. He shot 41.7 percent shooting from the field and a 38.8 percent clip from beyond the arc in the 2019-2020 season for the Spurs.
As per Wojnarowski, Bryn Forbes’ newly-inked two-year contract will reportedly have a player option in the second season of the deal. He will aim to bring his shot-making abilities for the Bucks who also recently saw veteran shooting guard Wesley Matthews pack his bags and head to the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.
They previously added veteran guard Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans, seasoned guard D.J. Augustin from the Orlando Magic, power forward Bobby Portis from the New York Knicks, and forward Torrey Craig from the Denver Nuggets.
The Bucks are currently heading to a pivotal offseason after a disappointing exit in the 2020 NBA Playoffs via an Eastern Conference semifinals loss to the Miami Heat. Team general manager Jon Horst and the rest of the front office will aim to manufacture more roster movements in the coming days in order to surround their two-time MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo with much-needed help for the 2020-2021 season.