News: The Rockets agreed to a trade Thursday that sent guard Kyle Lowry to Toronto for a guaranteed future lottery pick as well as forward Gary Forbes. Forbes has just one year, $1.5 million left on his contract.
Analysis: Forbes averaged a career high 6.6 points per game in 48 games for the Raptors last season, as the 26-year-old found himself a role on the team, especially after the All-Star break. He averaged 10.0 points in 20.8 minutes per game in the second half of the season, shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. He looks like he might have a future as a rotation player, however until the Rockets make it clear that he has a chance at consistent minutes, Fantasy owners should leave him for just deeper formats on Draft Day.
News: Raptors forward Gary Forbes was back with the team on Sunday against the Thunder after missing the teams previous three games with a knee injury. Forbes was back in the bench after spending some time with the starting unit before the injury, and he played just 15 minutes in the game, scoring eight points to lead the bench. He shot 3 of 5 from the field and added a rebound and a steal in the Raptors 91-75 loss.
Analysis: Forbes had been playing very well prior to the injury, with 12.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the previous 10 games, so it will be interesting to see if he can get back to that kind of production. Forbes re-joins a crowded wing in Toronto, however, so playing time wont be easy to come by. Fantasy owners should consider him just a low-end option in deeper leagues.
News: Raptors forward Gary Forbes was held out of Friday night's contest against the Cavaliers to due a sore left knee. Forbes, who has now missed three straight games with his ailment is being considered day to day, according to the team's official website.
Analysis: Forbes' injury is not being considered serious, although it has now forced him to miss three straight games. Fantasy owners in daily formats should keep an eye on his status moving forward to see when he will be able to return to the lineup. Forbes can be considered a viable low-end option in deeper formats when healthy.
News: Toronto small forward Gary Forbes (knee) did not travel with the Raptors to Philadelphia and missed Wednesday's game against the 76ers. Forbes is day to day for the Raptors.
Analysis: Forbes is dealing with a sore left knee and he has now missed back-to-back games for the Raptors. Fantasy owners in daily formats should keep an eye on his status moving forward to see when he will be able to return. Forbes has been playing some of his best basketball over the past few weeks, making him worthy of starting in deeper formats when healthy.
News: Raptors forward Gary Forbes was ruled out for Tuesday night's contest against the Bobcats due to a knee injury, according to the team's official website. He is being considered day to day with his injury.
Analysis: Forbes is dealing with a sore left knee, which forced him from the lineup on Tuesday. Fantasy owners in daily formats should keep an eye on his status moving forward to see when he will be able to return. Forbes has been playing some of his best basketball over the past few weeks, making him worthy of starting in deeper formats when healthy.
News: Raptors forward Gary Forbes has picked up his game in a big way over the last few games, recording the first double-double of his career last Saturday and putting up his second just two games later on Saturday, helping the Raptors down the Nuggets at home. Forbes needed just 19 minutes on Wednesday to get into double figures, as he shot 4 of 8 from the field for 11 points and added 10 rebounds, as the Raptors took care of the Nuggets, 105-96.
Analysis: As if his first two double-doubles wasnt enough, Forbes has also established two new season-highs in scoring during the other two games of this four-game stretch, putting up 19 and then a career-high of 21 points in alternate games. Forbes is taking advantage of an opportunity to play more minutes, averaging 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game over the last five. Forbes does not have an established track record of playing this well, however if he can sustain this kind of production, the Raptors will be hard-pressed to keep him off the floor, so continue to monitor him. He may even be worth a flyer in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Toronto forward Gary Forbes posted a season-high 20 points in Friday's 114-110 overtime win against Memphis. Forbes shot 6 for 9 from the field, nailing his lone shot from downtown, and going 7 for 11 at the charity stripe. Forbes added two assists and four boards in his 22 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Forbes' previous high this year was 18 points. He is averaging 9.2 points and 2.0 boards per game over his last five outings. Despite his nice performance on Friday, Fantasy owners shouldn't pay too much attention to Forbes as he holds minimal value. Continue to ignore him.
News: Toronto forward Gary Forbes returned to the court following a dental procedure on Saturday at Detroit. Forbes played 16 minutes and shot 4 of 6 from the field with two 3-pointers to score 12 points. He grabbed two rebounds and added two assists for the Raptors in the loss to the Pistons.
Analysis: Forbes averages under 10 minutes per game. He saw some added run in his return Saturday, but unless that becomes the norm, Forbes' Fantasy value will remain very low-end.
News: Raptors F Gary Forbes saw some extended playing time during Tuesday night's contest against the Hawks. Forbes, who is averaging just 8.5 minutes per game entering the game, logged 16 minutes off the bench during the 100-77 defeat. He finished with 10 points in the defeat, on 2 of 6 shooting from the field and also chipped in with two rebounds, one assist on a steal.
Analysis: Forbes continues to bee the odd man out for the Raptors at the moment as he has had a hard time seeing much of the floor. While he has logged over 10 minutes in each of his last two contests, both games were blowouts and coach Dwane Casey emptied his bench. Unless Forbes somehow finds himself playing regular minutes, owners should leave the 26-year-old on the waiver wire.
News: Toronto forward Gary Forbes led the Raptors with 18 points, a season high, on Wednesday night in Boston. He shot 5 for 6 from the field, nailing his lone 3-point attempt, and converting 7 of his 8 foul shots. Forbes was one of two Toronto players in double figures as the Raptors lost to the Celtics, 96-73. Forbes added one rebound, one assist, one block and a steal in his 19 minutes on the court.
Analysis: Forbes is averaging 8.8 points, 3.0 boards and 2.5 assists per game over his last five outings. Despite his nice play recently, Forbes does not have a big role off the bench. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore Forbes in all formats at this time.
News: After scoring just six points in seven games, Raptors F Gary Forbes picked up the pace on Friday against the Pacers. He finished with a season-high seven points in the 95-90 loss. He made both of his attempts from the floor and converted three free throws while playing seven minutes off the bench. Forbes also chipped in with two rebounds and an assist in the defeat.
Analysis: Forbes does not have a huge role off the bench for the Raptors, which makes it hard for him to put up numbers on a consistent basis. Until his role improves, continue to ignore Forbes in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Raptors signed F Gary Forbes to a three-year deal on Tuesday with the third year being a team option. He appeared in 63 games for the Nuggets last season, averaging 5.2 points with 1.8 rebounds.
Analysis: Forbes was buried on the depth chart in Denver last season but should see an increase in playing time now that he is north of the border. In the 11 games he started for Denver, he scored 9.5 points per contest with four rebounds on .506 shooting. The Panamanian-born guard could be a productive low-end Fantasy guard with everyday numbers like that so keep an eye on his progress early on. But until he proves his worth on the court, plan on ignoring Forbes in the majority of formats on Draft Day.
News: According to Yahoo.com, G Gary Forbes, formerly of Denver, is expected to sign a multi-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. Terms of the rumored deal are unavailable at this time. Forbes will likely back up DeMar DeRozan.
Analysis: Forbes played in 63 games for the Nuggests as a 25-year old rookie in 2010-11, averaging 5.2 points per game on .454 shooting. He started 11 games on the year, and scored 9.5 points per game with four rebounds on .506 shooting. The Panamanian-born guard could be a productive low-end Fantasy guard with everyday numbers like that, but he is not likely to garner much playing time behind Derozan. Dont worry about Forbes unless something happens to Derozan before Draft Day.
News: The Nuggets have offered contracts to restricted free agents Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler and Gary Forbes. The team also said Monday that it has exercised the fourth-year option on guard Ty Lawson. The Nuggets didn't release the terms. Forbes finished his rookie season with averages of 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 63 games.
Analysis: Keep an eye on what happens with Forbes and where he ends up playing. If he remains in Denver he would be considered a low-end Fantasy option in the majority of leagues. Ignore him in all formats on Draft Day.
News: Denver guard Gary Forbes was able to play through an illness during Monday's 134-111 win over the Warriors. Forbes, who was not a the team's morning shootaround with his ailment, finished with 15 points in the contest on 7 of 15 shooting from the field. He went 1 of 4 from downtown and also chipped in with four rebounds and three assists while logging 31 minutes.
Analysis: Forbes continues to see extedned minutes over the home stretch of the season with Denver limiting their starter's minutes. He has logged 30-plus minutes in his last two consecutive contests and and is averaging 12.5 points over that stretch. While the Nuggets are very high on their rookie out of University Massachusetts, Forbes only has value in deeper keeper leagues at this point in the season.
News: The Denver Post reports that Nuggets guard Gary Forbes (illiness) missed shootaround Monday morning but should be available Monday night against Golden State.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Forbes and hope that he can play against the Warriors, but even when active he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues.
News: Denver forward Gary Forbes got another spot start on Friday as the Nuggets hosted the Wizards, but he wouldn't do too much during his time on the court. Forbes would shoot 1 for 7 from the field -- converting 1 of his 4 shots from beyond the arc -- and nail both his foul shots, finishing with five points. He was the only starter not to make it into double figures. Forbes added five rebounds, two assists and a steal in his 17 minutes of action. Denver would go on to win the game, 114-94.
Analysis: Forbes has seen action in three of Denver's last five games. Since the big trade that sent Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to New York, Forbes has been reduced to a spot deep on the bench. He's averaging 7. points and 1.7 rebounds per outing over his last three contests. As it stands right now, Forbes is not worth owning in any Fantasy format -- continue to ignore him.
News: Denver forward Gary Forbes has been used sparingly since the Carmelo Anthony trade, but got a spot start for Arron Afflalo on Thursday night in Phoenix. Forbes shot 1 for 5 from the floor and connected on 3 of his 4 foul shots, finishing with five points. He did have a good day rebounding as he led the team with nine in his 21 minutes of court time. Forbes also contributed one steal and one assist in Denver's 116-97 victory.
Analysis: Forbes has been getting just 15 minutes of action lately and really hasn't done much with those minutes. While his efforts on the glass on Thursday was good, he has to do more than that to have Fantasy value. He's averaging just 6.3 points and 1.3 rebounds over his last 10 outings. Forbes is still just a rookie and gaining experience, which is a positive, but as of right now he can be ignored in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Denver Post reports that Nuggets SF Gary Forbes will have his contract will be guaranteed for the rest of the season. "I'm blessed and fortunate to have this opportunity," Forbes said Wednesday. "A lot of guys got waived today. It's a testament to hard work."
Analysis: Forbes, a rookie out of UMass, is averaging 5.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 12.5 minutes this season. His minutes can be very sporadic at times though, so his Fantasy remains minimal for the foreseeable future.
News: Denver forward Gary Forbes earned his second consecutive start and finished with 15 points in the Nuggets' 123-116 victory over Toronto on Friday night. Forbes, who replaced injured star Carmelo Anthony (sore right knee) in the lineup, added six rebounds and two steals. He scored 13 of his points in the third quarter as the Nuggets built a 19-point lead in the period.
Analysis: Forbes finished a sterling 7 for 8 from the field in Friday's game and is now 8 of 11 in his last two games. With a spot in the starting lineup, Forbes matched a season high with 24 minutes played and is now averaging 10 points in his two games started. He might be worth keeping an eye on as Denver coach George Karl shuffles him in the lineup for the hobbling Anthony and embattled guard J.R. Smith. However, he will need to develop consistency before he becomes a viable Fantasy option.
News: The Denver Post reports that Nuggets coach George Karl opted to play J.R. Smith just one minute on Tuesday as a result of Gary Forbes' strong play and not as further punishment fo his being late to a team shootaround. "I think J.R. knows exactly where we're at," Karl said Wednesday. "I think right now, it's J.R. and me, and I think J.R. should understand what's going on. I've got a kid playing better than he is playing. And I don't have minutes to share."
Analysis: Forbes played well on Tuesday against the Knicks. He has sporadically put up double-digit numbers this season and on Tuesday scored a career-high 19 points against New York. This situation is by no means resolved, but Fantasy owners could look to Forbes as a short-term stopgap measure off the waiver wire while he has the upper hand.
News: Denver forward Gary Forbes played well on Tuesday against the Knicks. Forbes has sporadically put up double-digit numbers this season and on Tuesday scored a career-high 19 points against New York. He played 23 minutes and shot 8 for 13 from the field, including 3 for 3 from 3-point range. Forbes added nine rebounds and a steal.
Analysis: Forbes scored 16 points and hit three 3-pointers on Nov. 9 at Indiana but totaled just 10 points in his next two games. He's going to have to get more consistent and see more playing time before Fantasy owners can really consider him a worthy option in any leagues.
News: Denver SF Gary Forbes has shown he can score. When the Nuggets give him playing time, he's been able to put the ball in the hoop. On Tuesday at Indiana, Forbes saw 21 minutes with Nene still hurting with a groin issue. He shot 5 for 9 in the game and added three 3-pointers to score 16 bench points. Forbes added two assists, two rebounds and a steal in the game.
Analysis: Forbes did not play in Monday's game at Chicago with Nene expected to be healthy for that game. Nene left early and the Nuggets responded by having Forbes active on Tuesday. He's averaging 12 points per game over his last three contests but he's been a healthy scratch in two of the Nuggets' last five games. Forbes might be someone to monitor going forward, but until he is at least playing every game, he'll have no Fantasy value to speak of.
News:The Denver Post reports that Nuggets C Nene (groin), who has missed the team's last three games, worked with the first team in the team's morning shootaround on Monday. He may be able to play in Monday night's game in Chicago. His return would likely mark a return to the bench for Gary Forbes.
Analysis: Forbes has gotten a brief chance to enter not only the team's regular rotation, but also the starting lineup due to injuries. As the team begins to get healthier, his already weak Fantasy appeal will disappear completely. Avoid him outside of the deepest of leagues.
News: Nuggets F Gary Forbes returned to the starting lineup in Saturday's game against the Mavericks with Nene out with a groin injury. Forbes is averaging 5.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists through three games this season.
Analysis: Forbes is a 6-foot-7 25-year-old rookie who played in the Italian league last year. He has seen some action early in the season with Nene, Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen all out with injuries. He does not stat consistently enough to warrant any real Fantasy value in most leagues at this time.
News: According to the Denver Post, SF Gary Forbes won't start Friday against the Clippers regardless of whether or not Nene is able to return from a strained groin. Forbes, a rookie, was a surprise starter Wednesday and contributed 12 points in 24 minutes. Coach George Karl said he would prefer to use a bigger player against the Clippers.
Analysis: Forbes was a pleasant surprise Wednesday, but he doesn't have a ton of upside and isn't likely to play a huge role for the Nuggets going forward. His production off the bench will be too inconsistent for most Fantasy leagues.
News: Denver F Gary Forbes started Wednesday against Dallas with Nene injured for the game. Forbes started at power forward with Shelden Williams getting the center job with Nene out. Forbes, who played his college ball at UMass, got 24 minutes and shot 6 of 12 from the field to score 12 points. It was easily a career high. He added three rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal, which all were good enough to at least tie for career highs.
Analysis: Forbes is a 6-foot-7 25-year-old rookie who played in the Italian league last year, putting up 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 26 minutes per game. Forbes is starting with Nene out, but the starter should return shortly, pushing him back to the five minutes per game he averaged before Wednesday. Forbes is going to get looks off waivers after this performance but we wouldn't rush out to get him until this occurs over a decent period of time.