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Gary Forbes - SG/SF, 6'7, 220
Signed in Greece - Signed with Gymnastikos Larissa
       Date of birth: 02/25/1985
       Country: USA/Panama
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2008
     Out of: Massachusetts
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

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Forbes was also covered in the summer league posts; he played with Houston, and averaged 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. In basically the verse of the norm, Forbes shot 3-4 from three point range but only 2-15 from two. Shooting isn't normally his thing.

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In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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Gary Forbes

Massachusetts graduate Forbes continues to build a nearly-but-not-quite CV. He started the year with Vanoli Cremona in Italy, averaging 13.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, before leaving to play for Israeli team Ironi Ramat Gan, where he averaged 20.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. The lack of a three point shot continues to be Forbes's downfall - combined, Forbes shot only 29% from three point range last season, which is not too different to the norm for him. Nevertheless, aside from that, Forbes is a strong all-around offensive player.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 22

- Gary Forbes

Forbes started the season in SerieA, and averaged 13.3 points per game for Vanoli Cremona. He left the team last month, and hooked on with Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan (better known as Ramat Gan) in the Israeli league last week. Ramat Gan were last in the Israeli league when Forbes joined, but Forbes scored 28 points in his first and only game for them so far to lead them to a victory over Ironi Nahariya. And now Ironi Nahariya are in last place.

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Gary Forbes - After falling out of the NBA last year, Forbes went to China, and averaged 28.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. The story on him is long since written - he is productive, but not always efficiently. And he cant catch the ball without pausing first.

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Signed in Greece


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