According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Bryn Forbes is heading to the Denver Nuggets after the San Antonio Spurs sent the Michigan State-product to Denver in a three-way deal.
Denver, Boston and San Antonio are making a three-way trade that includes Juancho Hernangomez to Spurs, Bryn Forbes to Denver, Bol Bol and PJ Dozier to Celtics, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 19, 2022
The Nuggets are sending Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier to the Celtics, while the Spurs receive Juancho Hernangomez and a 2028 second-round pick from the Nuggets, according to Woj. The second-round pick the Spurs acquired is protected Nos. 31-33, San Antonio receives $2.35 million in the trade, including $2.15 million via Boston, per ESPN.
The Celtics reportedly have no immediate plans to waive Dozier or Bol, both are out indefinitely with knee and back injuries. This offseason, Dozier will be an unrestricted free agent, and Bol will be a restricted free agent. The Celtics are saving nearly $4.3 million in salary on the deal, helping them avoid the luxury deal.
The Nuggets are hopeful Forbes can improve their three-point shooting. Forbes averages 9.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game on 41.7 percent shooting from downtown in 16.9 minutes per game. According to Second Spectrum, Bryn Forbes has been shooting 45 percent on catch-and-shoot three-pointers in the past two seasons, the fifth-best mark among 102 players with 300-plus attempts.
Per ESPN Stats and Information, Forbes ranks third in three-point accuracy over the past four seasons among players with more than 1,000 attempts.
Forbes played his first four NBA seasons with the Spurs before winning a championship with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2020-21. He signed back with the Spurs in free agency in August after declining his player option to become a free agent.