Corey Brewer: The Newest Rocket
Rockets Land Their Guy
After watching the division rival Dallas Mavericks making a blockbuster trade for Rajon Rondo, the Houston Rockets made headlines by acquiring Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three team trade to help bolster and solidify the bench depth. The Rockets sent Troy Daniels to Wolves, and to help consummate the trade the Rockets released Francisco Garcia. The Rockets used an $8 million trade exception they received from the Jeremy Lin trade to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Houston-Minnesota-Philadelphia Trade Recap:
G/F Corey Brewer
G Alexy Shved
G Troy Daniels
2015 2nd round pick (via Sacramento)
C Ronny Turiaf
2015 2nd round pick
Who is Corey Brewer?
Corey Brewer was the 7th pick overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves, after winning back to back titles with the Florida Gators in 2006 and 2007. He was traded to New York in the massive 13 player trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks and was waived. Brewer later signed with the Dallas Mavericks and was a part of 2011 championship team. He was later dealt to Denver before winding back with the Timberwolves in 2013.
Brewer 28, normal averages 8.6 to 12.3 PPG during his career. One bright moment in his career, he scored 51 points against the Houston Rockets and joined Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Rick Berry as the only players to score 50 plus points and 6 plus steals in a game. He also tied Kevin Love’s franchise record for most points in a game with Minnesota.
What Does Brewer Bring?
The Rockets are getting a reliable wing who, can defend very well on the ball and could guard the one to three spots on the floor. He is also a valuable backup to Trevor Ariza to help supplement the heavy minutes. Brewer at 6’9 leads the NBA in steals per 36 minutes. Brewer is a career 29 percent shooter from three and can create his own shoot and score in the mid range.