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Bryn Forbes:  Milwaukee Bucks' X-factor

By.Taha Qureshi

MILWAUKEE -- He made a splash in Game 2 of the Milwaukee-Miami series, hitting six 3s in the Bucks' dominant 132-98 victory.

In one shining moment, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound guard thrust himself in the mix as an important x-factor in the heated best-of-seven battle between the third-seeded Bucks and the sixth-seeded Heat.

Who is Bryn Forbes?

Although a relative unknown prior to his 22-point explosion last Tuesday, the 27-year old gunner is actually campaigning in his fifth NBA season. He spent the past four years with the San Antonio Spurs before finding a new home as a free agent.

Now playing for a contender, it seems like he made the right move.

"That was a huge part in me coming in here, "Forbes told reporters after his sterling performance at Fiserv Forum. You know that there would be these opportunities and we would be in the playoffs. It's just great to be in this position, be in the playoffs again and have the opportunity and stage."

Forbes sure is making most of the door that's opened for him.

The Michigan State Univerisity alum appeared in 70 regular season games in this 2020-21 season. He is averaging 10 points a game while shooting a high 47.3 percent from the field (250 of 529). His 45.2 percent clip from long distance is fourth in the NBA.

Forbes is signed only to a modest two-year $4.8 million contract, but if he keeps this torrid shooting pace, he may be in great position to command a steep pay raise when he re-enters free agency after the 2021-22 season. (TQ)









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