Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
How would you feel about former TWolf Corey Brewer back in Minnesota?
According to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, the Wolves are currently engaged in sign-and-trade talks to bring Brewer back to the team that drafted him--back in 2007 as the 7th overall selection. Zgoda says the Wolves 'would love' to obtain Brewer.
Minnesota is in dire need of a defensive small forward and Brew definitely fits the bill. Corey is über-athletic and can also add some to the scoring column. In 82 games (just 2 starts) with the Denver Nuggets last season, Corey averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 24.4 minutes a game.
With Minnesota's current roster, Brewer would compete with Chase Budinger for the starting small forward spot and thanks to his defensive capabilities, Adelman may decide to start him at the 3. That gives Rick the ability to bring Bud off the bench and with it a nice scoring punch.
The Wolves only have the $2.6million cap room exception to offer Brewer, which likely wouldn't be enough to get it done. That's why the Wolves are exploring sign-and-trade possibilities.
Brewer was sent to the New York Knicks in 2011 in the trade that also landed Carmelo Anthony in Broadway. The Wolves also sent Kosta Koufos to the Nuggets and received Anthony Randolph from New York. The Knicks waived Brewer and he signed on with the Dallas Mavericks. He had a minimal role with the Mavs, but Dallas did win the Championship that year. The following season he signed on with the Denver Nuggets and carved himself out a nice role off the bench for a very talented Denver team.
Zgoda said the source that has the Wolves engaged in these sign-and-trade talks also said that if Minnesota can re-sign Peković (they do have a 4-year, $12million offer on the table) and they get Brewer they're a potential Top 4 team in the Western Conference (assuming they can stay healthy).
Should be more in the coming days, Stay Tuned.
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