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Nuggets 2021-22 Player Reviews: Bryn Forbes

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The Denver Nuggets brought in Bryn Forbes as their highlight acquisition of the 2021-22 trade deadline. As an efficient, score-first point guard, the Nuggets were able too use Forbes as a depth piece to help offload the loss of Jamal Murray.

After a productive stint with the San Antonio Spurs to begin the season, Forbes picked up right where he left off when he got to Denver. He hit his three-pointers at a remarkably efficient rate after immediately being implemented into the rotation.

When the Nuggets were in need of quick offensive output in the second half of the season, they turned to Forbes. And when they got to the postseason, Forbes continued that role while also showing off some much-improved defensive chops.

Forbes certainly made the most of his opportunities with the Nuggets despite not making his team debut until late January.

Forbes' Season Timeline

Forbes spent the first three months of the 2021-22 season with the Spurs, where in a consistent role, he was one of the team's most explosive offensive weapons. However, with the trade deadline looming, Forbes was dealt to the Nuggets.

His arrival in Denver came as part of the three-team deal that sent PJ Dozier and Bol Bol to the Boston Celtics.

From there, it didn't take long for Forbes to make an impact. His first double-digit scoring affair came in just his second game with the Nuggets, a 12-point showing on 4-for-9 shooting from the field and 2-of-5 from three.

His best performance of the season came less than two weeks into his Nuggets tenure. Although it was in a losing effort to the Utah Jazz, on Feb. 2, Forbes scored 26 points on 10-for-13 from the field and 4-for-5 from three.

In Forbes' first 15 games with the team -- between the trade and the All-Star Break -- Forbes averaged 10.6 points per game, reaching double figures seven times.

After the break, his production slowed slightly. However, Forbes kept his efficient shooting numbers and a positive mentality despite the role change, ultimately earning himself playoff minutes.

He played 15.3 minutes per game in his five playoff appearances, shooting 36.4% from three and -- as mentioned previously -- playing stronger than anticipated defense against. the three-headed monster of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Jordan Poole.

Facts and Figures

Forbes appeared in 35 games for the Nuggets, appearing as a starter in one. He averaged 17.4 minutes per game in that span and scored 8.6 points per game.

His shooting splits were impressive, which has become par for the course in his career. Forbes shot 42.4% from the field, 41.0% from three, and 92.1% from the free throw line.

Among Nuggets players who played at least 20 games, Forbes had the third-highest three-point percentage.