NBA player hints that Bryn Forbes could be heading back to the Bucks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 30 (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 30 (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Following their trade deadline deal for Jae Crowder, the Milwaukee Bucks opened up two roster spots that can be filled via the buyout market.

Fans have already started to put together a wish list of names they’d like to see on the roster, but it appears that the team may already have a familiar name in mind. Speaking on a recent episode of “The Ringer NBA Show,” Minnesota Timberwolves guard Austin Rivers, who spoke about his team’s deadline deals, hinted that a former Buck could be heading back to the 414.

"“We also lost Bryn Forbes, who [the Timberwolves] waived. I think he’s close to signing a deal with the Bucks if he hasn’t already.”"

Nothing has been made official yet, but this hint from Rivers is certainly compelling.

NBA player hints that Bryn Forbes could be heading back to the Bucks

A reunion with Forbes is certainly interesting to think about. Of course, Forbes was on the Bucks team that won a title in 2021. In the first round of that playoff run, the guard gave Milwaukee an incredible boost as he lit it up on offense. Forbes’ role faded as the rounds went on, but that series cemented his status as a fan favorite in Milwaukee forever.

On the court, there is some appeal with Forbes due to his outside shooting. The marksman has hit 41 percent of his career 3-pointers and had the best shooting season of his career in Milwaukee in 2020-21 by shooting 45.2 percent from three. A lot of his success was due to playing with the trio of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday, as they helped generate open looks for Forbes nightly. The guard already has established chemistry with those guys, which would be useful in getting him integrated if he were to sign.

Forbes might not be the top target that fans are hoping for the team to sign with one of their two vacant roster spots, but he could indeed help this team in some capacity. He is not someone who will find himself on the floor late in games or likely much at all, but for some added guard depth, there are far worse options out there than Forbes. Even if the Bucks were to sign Forbes, they would still have one more spot to potentially fill.

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Stay tuned to see if these rumors surrounding Forbes to the Bucks come true.