HoopsHype Gary Forbes rumors

April 2, 2012 Updates

Forbes, an emerging late-season key piece with the Raptors, is a Type 1 diabetic, the injections are insulin, the monitoring of his condition is practically constant but a nuisance more than anything. “It’s a manageable disease,” the 26-year-old Forbes said. “I’ve had it now for eight years, went through different ups and downs and learning and stuff like that but I’m still coming out here every day and competing with the best players in the world.” Toronto Star

Forbes knows first hand how relatively easy it is to deal with diabetes, but he feels it’s part of his job to get the message out. “It’s a large, large issue, especially in the New York, the city where I’m from. The Latino community and African-American community are at risk from different factors, whether it’s nutrition-wise or the family-based things. “I’ve been trying to do a lot about educating kids and families about healthy eating and things like that to stay away from this.” Toronto Star

December 14, 2011 Updates
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The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday they have signed restricted free-agent forward Gary Forbes to an offer sheet. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed. The Denver Nuggets are expected to receive the offer sheet today. Under the terms of the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement, beginning Sunday the Nuggets will have three days to match the Raptors’ offer. NBA.com

You might want to hold off on putting those Mickeal Pietrus Raptors jerseys under the Christmas tree. Every indication I got last night was, after seeing Pietrus and seeing what else was out there, the Raptors might be pulling back a bit and “going in a different direction.” Not sure why, entirely. Maybe the chance to get a younger Gary Forbes (the details are somewhere in here) came out of the blue; maybe it’s Pietrus’s knee, maybe it’s the money in deal but it’s looking less likely today than it was yesterday. Toronto Star

December 9, 2011 Updates
December 1, 2011 Updates

Al Harrington's contract ($6.2 million this season, $27 million over four) would be a possible contract to consider. Ujiri wouldn't speak publicly about this, but it's possible that with all of Denver's cap space, the team won't utilize the amnesty rule this season. One other business move would be the re-signing of well-liked reserve Gary Forbes. The undrafted rookie played some significant minutes last season. Forbes is an unrestricted free agent but said "the feeling I got" from the Nuggets was that they would bring him back. "I wouldn't want it anyway," the guard/forward said. "That's the team that took a chance on me when no one else did." Denver Post

November 30, 2011 Updates

Forbes is an unrestricted free agent but said “the feeling I got” from the Nuggets was that they’d bring him back this season (free agents can sign starting Dec. 9). “And I wouldn’t want it any way,” the guard/forward Forbes said. “That’s the team that took a chance on me when no one else did.” Denver Post

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Gary Forbes: I have to be honest with you guys. Team Panama is struggling on the court due to behind the scenes issues. Our team is the only team not backed by our government and probably the only team without any sponsors. Our president, who I will not name, has put the team in a lose/lose situation in my eyes. Our practice facilities are subpar, practicing on 9-foot baskets, as your regulation baskets are 10 feet. Panama has a facility, “Roberto Duran” Coliseum, which we can’t use because it is a government owned facility. There are two federations in Panama and basically we are a private club team. Crazy, huh? SLAM

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