Springfield Armor's Gary Forbes happy to be back near UMass but focused on NBA - UMass Athletics

Springfield Armor's Gary Forbes happy to be back near UMass but focused on NBA

Erika Leigh of the Springfield Republican caught up Gary Forbes as he settled in to his new surroundings with the Springfield Armour of the NBA D League. Here's some of what the former UMass star had to say.

    SPRINGFIELD - Returning to Western Massachusetts is a homecoming of sorts for former UMass basketball standout Gary Forbes. 
    The 28-year-old will be joining the Springfield Armor, the NBA development league (D-League) affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, for their fifth season.
    Forbes was waived by the Nets after signing in September and joined the Armor as one of two affiliate players for d-League training camp.
    "It almost feels like home, even though it's not," Forbes said at Armor Media Day on Wednesday. "I'm just happy to be a part of a team and excited to play basketball."
    Forbes might be excited to return to a city just a short ride from his alma mater, but don't be deceived. Like every D-League player, the center is motivated to play in the NBA.



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