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Bryn Forbes
Bryn Forbes
Position: G
Born: 07/23/93
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:187 lbs. / 84.8 kg.
Salary: $2,454,002

Bryn Forbes to decline option with Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks guard Bryn Forbes is declining his player option for the 2021-22 season and will become an unrestricted free agent, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Forbes played a significant role off the bench as the Bucks delivered the franchise’s first NBA championship in 50 years. He had his most efficient NBA season in several offensive categories, including 3-point percentage and true shooting percentage. 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.
Bobby Portis has a $3.8 million player option, and Bryn Forbes has a $2.4 million player option. Both of those guys exceeded those contracts exponentially, and they’re both expected to opt out. It looks to me, especially for a guy like Portis who played really well, it’s going to be tough for Milwaukee to keep him. It’s going to be interesting to see if Bobby, who is adored by fans in Milwaukee, is maybe willing to give the organization some type of a discount.
Throughout Game 1, the Heat ran Forbes off the 3-point line and forced him to make strong drives, which he did twice in their Game 1 victory, but that was all he managed. He missed all three 3-pointers he attempted and scored just five points (one of the drives was an and-one) as the Bucks made just 5-of-31 from 3. “That’s just the way the game goes sometimes,” Forbes said. “There are some games where you don’t get many open looks from three and then there are other games where you can get 20 of them off if you could. It’s just the way the game goes, man. It ebbs and flows. Some games you’re open a lot more and some games you aren’t.”
Bucks guard Bryn Forbes was the catalyst for the early onslaught from distance. The sharpshooting reserve drained five of six from beyond the arc in the first quarter alone. He finished the night with 22 points, including a 6-for-9 mark from 3. “If my man got the hot hand, I’m going to him,” Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday said. “And he wasn’t missing, so at that point we were running everything to him just to — really just to see what happens.”