After just three games, the Saigon Heat have made their first roster move of the season, replacing former NBA player Gary Forbes with Torian Graham.
The Vietnam-based team will be parting ways with 6’7” import forward Gary Forbes after going 1-2 in its first three games to open up the 2019-20 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season. Following two years of professional basketball inactivity, the Panamanian Forbes got off to a slow start, averaging just 11.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game.
Replacing the NBA veteran is former Arizona State Sun Devil Torian Graham. During his senior season, the 6’5” guard was the Pac-12’s second leading scorer at 18.6 points per game, only trailing 2017 NBA Draft first overall selection Markelle Fultz.
After going undrafted in 2017, Graham spent time with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA summer league, before being signed by the Utah Jazz, where he appeared for the team’s G-League affiliate. He most recently played for the Yamagata Wyverns in Japan’s B-League, averaging 26.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per contest.
Graham is expected to make his ABL debut for the Heat in a home game against the league leading Mono Vampire on Sunday, January 12th.
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