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Free agent forward Gary Forbes has signed with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions of the Chinese League, agent Greg Nunn told HoopsHype. Forbes, who averaged 6.6 ppg with the Toronto Raptors last season, was cut by the Rockets last month in the wake of the James Harden trade. HoopsHype

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Free agent forward Gary Forbes has signed with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions of the Chinese League, agent Greg Nunn told HoopsHype. Forbes, who averaged 6.6 ppg with the Toronto Raptors last season, was cut by the Rockets last month in the wake of the James Harden trade. HoopsHype

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Machado made the Rockets opening night roster when the Rockets waived veteran guard Shaun Livingston on Monday. Rockets coach Kevin McHale had given Livingston extensive praise and playing time last week, but the Rockets opted to go with Machado and Toney Douglas as backup point guards. With the release of Livingston along with the players the Rockets had determined to let go on Sunday — Lazar Hayward, Gary Forbes, Jon Brockman and JaJuan Johnson – the Rockets moved $7.5 million under the luxury tax. All five had guaranteed deals, though just $1 million of the $3.5 million remaining on Livingston’s contract was guaranteed. After the roster moves, the Rockets will be an average of just 23.6-years-old on opening night, with just 1.93 seasons of NBA experience. Houston Chronicle

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But after all the twists in his career, taking him from the NBA Development League to the Philippines, Italy and Israel and finally back to the NBA, Forbes’ perspective has changed as dramatically as his address. He not only could have an NBA career with diabetes, he might not be in the NBA without it. “I think the disease has helped me become better,” said Forbes, a veteran of two NBA seasons. “I’m better … at taking care of my body, getting the right amount of sleep, eating the right foods, working out, doing the things it takes to be in this league, and not only to be in this league but to be a good diabetic.” Houston Chronicle

He also carries a determination to share his story. Long after he wanted to keep his condition secret, Forbes has become an advocate for diabetes education and research. He began a foundation this month to help others living with diabetes and led the foundation’s first fundraiser, raising $15,000 at a bowling event in New York. “I felt it was a good time because I was the only diabetic in the NBA,” Forbes said. (Adam Morrison, who is also diabetic, was out of the league last season but signed to go to training camp with the Trail Blazers.) “A lot of people need to see a face, someone who has gone through it and is living with it day-to- day. Playing in the NBA is a demanding job, to come in and work out pretty much every day, manage your blood sugar, manage your dosage intake. “I just felt it was good timing (to speak out). It’s time for the awareness to be spread. I want to take care of it, want people to live longer and want people to get ahead of this disease and stop it.” Houston Chronicle

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Gary Forbes: Almost got into a crazy car accident!!! Thank God for my driving skills. Although I hit a curb n blew out my tires, I'm ok. #Blessed I swear on my unborn child if dude didn't speed off I woulda went to jail tonight bc God knows what kinda accident that woulda been. Twitter

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Gary Forbes: I want to thank the Raptors Organization, the entire front office and coaching staff for a great opportunity. Gunna miss #RapCity Twitter

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