Central Notes: Forbes, Holiday, Nwora, Stewart, Plumlee

Shooting guard Bryn Forbes has moved into the Bucks’ starting lineup in place of Jrue Holiday, who has been sidelined by the league’s health and safety protocols, according to Eric Nehm of The Athletic. Holiday will miss his third consecutive game on Friday and it’s unknown how long he’ll be out.

In the Bucks’ first two games without Holiday, Forbes averaged 16 PPG. Forbes holds a $2.45MM option on his contract for next season. Backup point guard D.J. Augustin has remained in that role.

We have more from the Central Division:

  • The Bucks have recalled rookie Jordan Nwora from the G League’s Salt Lake City Stars, according to a team press release. Nwora appeared in one game with Salt Lake City and scored a game-high 26 points against the Erie BayHawks. The second-round pick has appeared in 10 NBA games, averaging 5.1 PPG and 1.5 RPG in 8.2 MPG.
  • Rookie center Isaiah Stewart made his first start for the Pistons on Thursday in place of injured Mason Plumlee and scored a season-high 17 points. Stewart, one of three first-rounders from the 2020 draft on Detroit’s roster, has to learn the nuances of the game but coach Dwane Casey loves Stewart’s energy, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com writes. “I wouldn’t trade his intensity, his disposition, his earnest approach for anything in the world,” Casey said. “That kid, he’s going to be OK.”
  • The Pistons were severely shorthanded up front against the Celtics on Friday, Langlois tweets. Plumlee missed his second straight game with right elbow bursitis and Sekou Doumbouya was sidelined by a concussion. Another backup big man, Jahlil Okafor, is out 6-8 weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
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5 thoughts on “Central Notes: Forbes, Holiday, Nwora, Stewart, Plumlee

  1. Sensitive Fanboy

    Bucks are good. They will have some Battles if they & Philly meet up in the playoffs.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    To me Okongwu, Toppin, Achiuwa, Stewart were my top 4s in draft. All will be solid. Nice to see Stewart getting a shot.

  3. kzoobrewcrew

    Stew is a BEAST. Is there such a thing as a HIGHER energy Ben Wallace?

    • Sensitive Fanboy

      Stew is more explosive than Wallace was. It makes him appear quicker & more powerful. That guy has a motor.

  4. giannisandyelich123

    Jordan Nwora back up…great! He could have been a rookie of the year candidate. This kid can make his own shots, deep threes and reminds me so much of Brogdon. I hope we start to play him over Dj augustin

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