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Gary Forbes | Guard/Forward

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Massachusetts
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Free agent Gary Forbes has reportedly drawn interest from the Grizzlies and Pacers, but he might accept a deal to play in China.
Forbes may attempt to sign in the NBA once his season ends in China, allowing him to fill out a playoff contender's bench on a minimum-salary deal. He hasn't played in the NBA since he was a member of the Raptors in 2012, when he averaged 6.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Aug 3 - 3:50 PM

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Free agent Gary Forbes will work out for the Lakers Tuesday.

Forbes, who played in China last season, is also expected to work out for the Knicks next week. Both teams are just looking to fill out their rosters at this point. Forbes could be a bit of an insurance policy should Kobe Bryant (Achilles) miss time.
Source: HoopsHype
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Gary Forbes has signed with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, according to his agent.

Forbes had some nice moments with the Raptors last season, but he was a throw-in for the Kyle Lowry trade and was promptly waived by the Rockets. It's possible his NBA career has ended.
Source: HoopsHype
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 09:31:00 AM

Rockets waive G/F Gary Forbes.

Forbes will look to latch on with another team after being cut loose following the James Harden trade.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 09:34:00 AM

Gary Forbes has officially been traded to the Rockets as part of the deal for Kyle Lowry.

Forbes hasn't averaged 15 minutes per game in either of his two NBA seasons, with the Nuggets and Raptors, and he's unlikely to emerge with a major role in Houston.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 12:11:00 PM

Gary Forbes scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes off the bench.

Forbes tweaked an ankle but stayed in the game, and both he and Linas Kleiza (15 points, nine boards, two threes) benefited from DeMar DeRozan's early ejection tonight. None of this group, including starter Alan Anderson (11 points, zero threes, two steals) is a truly reliable option heading into Thursday's finale.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 12:18:00 AM

Gary Forbes returned from a sore knee on Sunday and had eight points and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes.

As long as Jose Calderon is healthy, Forbes will struggle to offer much fantasy value.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 12:12:00 AM

Gary Forbes (knee) won't play on Friday against the Cavs.

Forbes has missed two straight games with the injury and will miss his third straight on Friday. This news should have no impact on fantasy owners in standard-sized leagues with DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson, Linas Kleiza and Alan Anderson all healthy.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 11:23:00 AM

Gary Forbes (knee) will "likely" be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Sixers.

Forbes is dealing with soreness, so there is no reason to be overly concerned. Regardless, his fantasy prospects have come crashing back down to earth with DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson and Linas Kleiza all playing in front of him.
Source: Toronto Sun
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 09:03:00 AM

Gary Forbes (knee) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Bobcats.

Forbes has some soreness in his left knee. He's fallen off the fantasy radar anyway now that DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson and Linas Kleiza are all healthy.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 06:29:00 PM

Gary Forbes scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting (including a three) with one rebound in 19 minutes on Friday.

This is more like it, unfortunately, as it was unlikely that Forbes could continue to produce in such a limited role. Go ahead and drop him for a free agent.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 11:18:00 PM

Gary Forbes had 11 points, 10 assists and three 3-pointers on Wednesday, despite being limited to just 19 minutes.

Forbes is now the backup point guard in Toronto, and while his minutes took a big hit with the return of DeMar DeRozan, he still managed to get it done. But with both Jose Calderon and DeRozan now healthy, nights like this may be few and far between. If you recently picked him up, you might as well ride him until he cools off, but he needs a lot more minutes than 19 to be able to put up fantasy-worthy numbers on a nightly basis.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 01:07:00 AM

Making his second straight start in place of DeMar DeRozan (ankle), Gary Forbes had a career-best 21 points and four 3-pointers in Monday's loss to the Magic.

With DeRozan and Jerryd Bayless (hip) both sidelined, Forbes has been thrust into a prominent role out of desperation. Over the last three games, he's averaging 17.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 3-pointers per night. Owners combing the wire should note that Forbes came into Monday as a career 27.8 percent 3-point shooter and that DeRozan/Bayless are both merely day-to-day.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 12:36:00 AM

Gary Forbes started at SG in place of injured DeMar DeRozan (ankle) on Saturday, scoring 12 points on 6-of-16 shooting, with a season-high 13 rebounds, one steal and one block in 47 minutes.

Forbes dropped 19 points in 20 minutes on Friday, but anyone considering him as a FA should remember two things: DeRozan's injury doesn't seem serious and he's listed as day-to-day, and this was just the fifth time all season that Forbes has scored double-digit points.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 11:00:00 PM

Gary Forbes scored 19 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-12 shots from the field (no threes) with six rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 20 minutes.

Forbes is a name to keep in the back of your head, as Jerryd Bayless (hip) is having trouble staying healthy and DeMar DeRozan had a minor ankle injury tonight. Bayless has been ruled out so far for Saturday's game against the Bulls, while DeRozan sounds like he's a go, leaving Forbes as a spot-option only in deep formats as of right now.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 01:03:00 AM

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