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Spurs' Popovich: Bryn Forbes has come a long way

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DALLAS, TX - APRIL 7: Bryn Forbes #11 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the game on April 7, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Getty Images)

San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes is having himself a coming out party so far in the 2017-18 season.

In his first season, Forbes spent most of his time with the Austin Spurs, San Antonio’s G-League affiliate. Getting himself familiar with the system as well as keeping himself fresh for when he is called up.

And it's paid off.

Bryn played in 36 games during his rookie year and had averages of 2.6 points while shooting 36-percent from the floor. In his second season, Forbes is averaging 6.6 points and shooting 44-percent from the floor and from beyond the arc in 25 games.

In the team's win over Miami, Forbes pitched in 17 points off the bench on his way to setting a career-high with five three pointers made shooting a perfect 5-of-5.

He's definitely come a long way since his days in East Lansing with the Spartans and going undrafted to now being a key contributor for San Antonio.

“Bryn [Forbes] has come a long way. He spent a couple of years in the D-League, not drafted or anything like that. He’s worked, both ends of the court,” said Head Coach Gregg Popovich.

But it's not just in the win against the Heat where Bryn is showing signs of improvement.

In his last three games, Forbes is showing an increase in overall production with 7.3 points, 40-percent shooting, 1.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 50-percent shooting from the 3-point line.

Said Popovich, “He is trying to carve out an NBA career and he’s doing very well.”

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