Bol, Forbes headline three-team deal between Celtics, Nuggets, Spurs

In a three-team deal, the San Antonio Spurs send guard Bryn Forbes to Denver, while Boston acquires Bol Bol and PJ Dozier from the Nuggets, and the Spurs receive F Juancho Hernangómez and cash considerations from the Celtics, along with a protected 2028 second-round pick and cash considerations from the Denver Nuggets, the teams announced Wednesday.

Hernangómez has appeared in 18 games for the Celtics this season. Originally selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Nuggets, Hernangómez, 26, has played for three teams in his six-year career.

Forbes, 28, saw action in 40 games for the Spurs this season, averaging 9.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 16.9 minutes.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Bol Bol, 22, has decided to undergo surgery on his foot and be sidelined for 8-to-12 weeks. Bol was recently traded to Detroit, but the deal was voided last week because of an issue with the physical exam.

Forbes on return to Spurs: ‘It feels great to be back’

The San Antonio Spurs have officially signed guard Bryn Forbes, the team announced on Wednesday. Terms of the contract are unknown.

Forbes, 28, spent the first four years of his career with the Spurs and returns to San Antonio after helping the Milwaukee Bucks win the 2021 NBA championship last season.

“This is like my second home,” Forbes said about returning to San Antonio. “It feels great to be back.”

In his lone year in Milwaukee, Forbes averaged 10.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 19.3 minutes while shooting .452 from three-point range, which ranked fourth in the NBA. Forbes was one of three players in the league to make over 150 three-pointers while shooting at least 45 percent last season.

After going undrafted in 2016, Forbes made the Spurs roster after spending training camp with San Antonio. In four years with the Spurs, he averaged 8.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 21.7 minutes over 261 games, including 155 starts.

In five career seasons, Forbes has made 584 three-pointers while shooting .412 from long range. Since Forbes entered the NBA in 2016, only ten players in the league have hit more threes while shooting at least 40 percent from beyond the arc.