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Knicks buy out Corey Brewer, several teams interested

Feb 28, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT

Corey Brewer

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the New York Knicks have reached a buyout agreement with swingman Corey Brewer. According to Stein, the Celtics, the Spurs, the Thunder, and the Mavericks are “among the teams with the most interest in Brewer.”

The 24-year old Brewer is known for his height, length, versatility, and defensive acumen, but has never been able to score efficiently in the NBA. Brewer is a good athlete who can finish at the rim, but he is a very poor jump shooter who settles for too many outside shots. Brewer is currently shooting 38.4% from the field, and his True Shooting percentage is an abysmal 47.1%.

Brewer played 1,362 minutes for the Timberwolves this season, which was the 6th-most minutes of any player on the team. The Knicks, however, apparently feel that Jared Jeffries is a better fit in Mike D’Antoni’s system, and obviously did not think Brewer could help their team in any significant way. Brewer has been something of a bust up to this point in his career, but he still has the tools to be an effective role player in this league.

Clearly, some of the best teams in the league believe that Brewer’s defensive ability and energy more than make up for his questionable shot selection and broken jumper. He may end up providing some key spot minutes in this year’s playoffs, or he may end up waving a towel while his team tries to win a championship.

  1. raiderdave - Feb 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    This would seem to make perfect sense for the Lakers to be interested in Brewer as well. Any news on them putting out any feelers for him?

  2. deafeningink - Feb 28, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    As a guy who has watched the Wolves for years, Corey Brewer has to be the league leaders in “gets this insane look in his eyes when he has the ball, instantaneously believes he’s Jordan and Kobe built into one and makes a completely out-of-control play”

  3. starks3 - Feb 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    I am surprised to hear this, I really thought he could have shined with this Knick team and the lineups they could have with him. Kinda bummed to hear we will never know.

  4. pff - Feb 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Go Gator…best of luck

  5. bigtrav425 - Feb 28, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    wow…thats kinda a shocker considering who they have left on there team after the trade.Not sure if this was a good move for them at all

  6. chitownjeff - Mar 1, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Stunning.. the interesting fact was that Brewer was looked at with Horford as being the goods coming out of FLA.. Noah was the one everyone was betting against…

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