Minnesota Timberwolves sign free agent SG Bryn Forbes
With the Minnesota Timberwolves now robust and intimidating around the basket, it makes sense for the team to add perimeter shooting. Per The Athletic’s Minnesota Timberwolves Sr. Writer Jon Krawczynski, the Timberwolves have done exactly that by adding Denver Nuggets FA shooting guard Bryn Forbes.
The Timberwolves have agreed to terms with Bryn Forbes, sources told @TheAthletic.
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) July 2, 2022
There is no doubt that this one has Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly’s fingerprints all over it. Connelly was the President of the Denver Nuggets and brought Forbes to the team.
The Timberwolves lost four net players in the exchange for Rudy Gobert, and some players filled the team’s need for perimeter scoring. Now, the team’s front office is revisiting that role, and adding players who can take advantage of the spacing that their reformulated roster will create.
Bryn Forbes gives Minnesota Timberwolves a soft three-point shot
A rotational player with a laser sight on his perimeter shot, Forbes has a career accuracy of hitting 41.3 percent shooting from beyond the perimeter. Combine that with a better than 90 percent shooting from the free-throw line, and you begin to see what makes him intriguing on the Nuggets roster.
As the Timberwolves clearly diluted their offensive firepower in trading for Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Forbes is an interesting addition in that he has a soft touch from the three. Moving Karl-Anthony Towns into a stretch-4 role will draw plenty of attention his way, not only due to his size but because he is a very effective shooter from long range.
Forbes will prevent defenses from doubling up on KAT, or risk giving up open treys.
Forbes is a six-year veteran, playing 4.5 seasons for the San Antonio Spurs, one season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and half the season for the Denver Nuggets. He has appeared in the NBA Playoffs in five of the past seven seasons, only appearing three times with the Spurs.
A nice bit of insurance for a roster that is built to compete for an NBA Championship.