Gary Forbes Could Be a Pleasant Surprise for the Denver Nuggets This Year

November 4th, 2010 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »
Last night, the Nuggets lost 102-101 at the last second when Carmelo Anthony missed a 20-foot jumper.

And while the game wasn’t won, not all was lost as Denver found a gem in rookie Gary Forbes to fill in.

After injuries to starter Kenyon Martin and backup Chris Andersen left the Nuggets thin in the front court and new Nugget Shelden Williams starting, starting center Nene pulled his groin and was unable to play.

Williams moved over to center, and Forbes played the power forward position.

Forbes played well, but it was clear that his 6’7” 220 pound frame isn’t big enough to play with the much taller power forwards in the NBA.

Still, Forbes showed he has lots of energy, a player who works hard for everything he gets on an NBA hardwood—his block and steal were both hustle plays.

He can drive the ball relatively well, with some quickness and showed a floater a few times and plays intelligently—Forbes’ 12 points were made on 6-of-12 shooting.

And Forbes is a team player—he added three rebounds and two assists in the game last night.

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