Forbes Gets Guaranteed Contract With Nuggets - UMass Athletics

Forbes Gets Guaranteed Contract With Nuggets

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The Denver Post is reporting that UMass' Gary Forbes has received a guaranteed contract from the Denver Nuggets. Here's the story:

Not that it was any surprise, but Nuggets rookie Gary Forbes wasn't waived Wednesday. That means his contract will be guaranteed with Denver for the rest of the season.

"I'm blessed and fortunate to have this opportunity," Forbes said before the Nuggets played the Clippers at the Staples Center. "A lot of guys got waived today. It's a testament to hard work."

The hardworking, fun- loving Forbes has been a breath of fresh air for the Nuggets at shooting guard, averaging 5.9 points and 12.7 minutes entering Wednesday's game. Coach George Karl has become increasingly confident in calling on Forbes in spot situations. In the Nuggets' game Monday against Houston, Forbes didn't play until the fourth quarter and instantly provided a spark, scoring seven points in five minutes.

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