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Bucks’ Bryn Forbes makes decision on player option after winning NBA title

Milwaukee Bucks, Bryn Forbes

Milwaukee Bucks guard and marksman Bryn Forbes has opted out of his $2.5 million player option for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent, per ESPN.

Forbes played a notable role in the Bucks championship run. The sharpshooter helped the Bucks in crushing the Miami Heat in a first-round sweep. Forbes started the playoffs with a bang, as he averaged 15 points on .525/.485/.667 shooting splits in the sweep.

His hot shooting was a massive boost for the Bucks’ bench, scoring at the right moment and the right time when they needed it the most. The guard helped blow the game wide open as Miami could not crawl back from the hole that Forbes helped dig. He made seven 3-pointers in the clinching game.

Forbes scored 60 points total in that series, which was two more than Jimmy Butler, Miami’s leading scorer during the regular season, scored in total.

3-point shooting is a must in today’s NBA and Bryn Forbes is one of the best in the game. Forbes, 28, was fourth in the NBA in 3-point shooting (45.2%) — and third-best among players with 200-plus attempts. Forbes averaged 12.2 points on 48% 3-point shooting in February when starting guard Jrue Holiday was sidelined.

His performance during the playoffs certainly helped him earn a significant raise this offseason as lots of suitors will be chasing his signature.

It would not be a surprise if he leaves the Bucks for a team that is willing to pay for his services.