Shams: Bryn Forbes Agrees to Contract with Spurs After Declining Bucks Option

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorAugust 4, 2021

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) defends Milwaukee Bucks guard Bryn Forbes (7) as Forbes attempts a three-point shot during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, June 7, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Free-agent guard Bryn Forbes agreed to a contract to return to the San Antonio Spurs early Wednesday morning, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. 

The 28-year-old averaged 10.0 points in 19.3 minutes per game off the bench for the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks last season. He shot a career-high 45.2 percent from three on 4.9 attempts per game.

The five-year veteran didn't see as much time in the playoffs, but he notably excelled in the Bucks' first-round sweep against the Miami Heat, averaging 15.0 points per game and scoring 22 points in Games 2 and 4.

The former Cleveland State star spent his first four seasons with the Spurs. He started for San Antonio each of his final two seasons under head coach Gregg Popovich, scoring a career-high 11.8 points per game in 2018-19.

Forbes signed a two-year, $4.8 million contract with the Bucks before the 2020-21 season, although the second year was a player option. The guard chose to decline that option, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, on July 27.

Now Forbes heads back to where it all started for him in the NBA, and he should provide San Antonio with some three-point shooting off the bench.

Forbes figures to occupy the role vacated by veteran guard Patty Mills, who agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency.

San Antonio also sent DeMar DeRozan to the Chicago Bulls as part of a sign-and-trade, meaning Forbes could have a huge role in 2021-22 even if he isn't part of the starting lineup.