- Created on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 19:52
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 20:59
- Written by Dusty Garza
This snippet from the Express-News regarding Monday night’s game in Detroit:
“Bryn Forbes drilled two 3-pointers with under three minutes remaining to help the Spurs pull away. The undrafted rookie finished with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in only 13 minutes of play, making a strong case in the competition for the Spurs’ final roster spot. His fellow silver-and-black hopefuls didn’t fare as well. “
From everything we’ve seen, it really appears that Forbes has ice in his veins. The guy can shoot a deadly shot from the outside and hit like a marksman which is exactly what the Spurs need. Forbes is only a rookie and my sense is that he’ll only get better under the tutelage of the Spurs coaching staff. Some think he has a “Gary Neal 2.0” feel to him, but I say he’s entirely on a different level.
Did you see what Forbes was doing in July in Las Vegas with open 3s? He was drillin’ them over and over, even contested ones- over defenders’ outstretched hands. Now, he’s starting to do it again.
When Forbes played for Tom Izzo at Michigan State, he would often get in rhythm, and if he was finding and hitting his shot, the Spartans bordered on unstoppable. “They go fishing with hand grenades,” writes Brendan F. Quinn, who covered the team for a local paper. The floor opens up for every other piece to work — driving lanes open for Valentine and Harris; post players have more room to operate.”
The same could happen in San Antonio. And like San Antonio, Michigan State has never been a program for soft guys who easily get their feelings hurt. “You learn fast with Coach Izzo: Lock into the game, the practice, the assignment – or face his wrath.” Same with coach Pop.
Look, we're just finding myself rooting for this young man to be THE GUY to make the last roster spot. More than anything because I don’t want to see him become the one that got away. Frankly, I’d absolutely hate to see him on another team raining threes on us. Everyone else, not making the Silver and Black squad this year, I can live with, but Brynn? He’s made an impression. I’m not the only one who thinks he looks like a better three point shooter as a rookie than many pro shooters did, at his age coming into the league-- and ya gotta look closely at that if you’re evaluating roster talent in San Antonio.
What say you, Spurs fans?
P.S. There were some reports that Bryn attended his sister’s funeral in East Lansing just 24 hours before his impressive on-court performance against the Pistons in Detroit on Monday night. An extensive search for more information or confirmation yielded this obituary. In either case, please join us in keeping his family in your prayers.