Gary Forbes, who most recently played with the Zhejiang Lions in China, and has had previous stints with the Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors, will work out for the Knicks in New York next week.
Forbes is a 28 year old, 6 foot 7 small forward with good shooting range. Considering the Knicks have a bit of a log jam at small forward, the move to work Forbes out is a bit of a head scratcher, but based on his previous run with the Denver Nuggets, where he was a teammate of several current Knicks, it’s likely that some of his old teammates had good things to say about the former Brooklyn High School star, leading the Knicks to give Forbes a look prior to training camp.
After globetrotting for most of his professional career Forbes is looking to return home to New York where he attended the Benjamin Banneker Academy in Brooklyn. As a High School senior is 2002, Forbes was selected as Newsday’s Player of the Year in Brooklyn, and also took home All-City first team honors.