The Spurs have agreed to send guard Bryn Forbes to the Nuggets in a three-team trade that also involves the Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
As part of the deal, the Nuggets are sending center Bol Bol and guard PJ Dozier to the Celtics, and the Spurs will receive Celtics forward Juancho Hernangomez and the Nuggets’ second-round pick, Wojnarowski reported.
Bol was actually traded to the Pistons last week, but that deal was rescinded after he failed a physical.
But the big winner on paper in this deal is the Nuggets, who had been eyeing Forbes and are looking for improved outside shooting, as they await the returns of guard Jamal Murray and perhaps small forward Michael Porter Jr.
“The move not only sheds the Nuggets of two injured players (Dozier’s out for the season with a torn ACL; Bol’s out indefinitely after undergoing right foot surgery Tuesday) but it lands Denver its coveted shooting guard,” wrote Mike Singer of the Denver Post. “It also frees up a roster spot for future flexibility.”
Forbes, 28, is 6-foot-2 and is averaging 9.1 points and shooting 42 percent on 3-pointers in 40 games.
Bol, 22, is 7-foot-2 and has appeared in just 14 games with the Nuggets this season. The Pistons likely would have offered him a shot at increased minutes, and perhaps the Celtics will do the same.
Bol is the son of the late Manute Bol, a 7-foot-7 Dinka tribesman who played in the NBA and became a fan favorite in the late-1980s and 1990s.
“Hernangomez, 26, has played sparingly since arriving to the Celtics in the offseason, averaging 1.1 points in five minutes per game,” Wojnarowski wrote.
Michael Scotto of HoopsHype first reported of Denver’s interest in Forbes earlier this week.
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