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Reports: Knicks to buy out Corey Brewer

Posted on: February 28, 2011 5:14 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2011 5:19 pm
The New York Knicks are reportedly set to buy out wing Corey Brewer. Posted by Ben Golliver. corey-brewer

It feels like a year ago already, but just last week the New York Knicks completed a three-way blockbuster trade that brought Denver Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Big Apple. As part of the trade, the Knicks also received Minnesota Timberwolves Corey Brewer, who many thought would be a nice addition to the Knicks' bench during this year's playoff push before he became a restricted free agent this summer. reports on Monday that the Knicks will buy out Brewer in a move that may catch some people offguard.
Sources say we're about to have a surprising late addition to the buyout market: New York is buying out Corey Brewer. Sources say Celts, Spurs, Mavs and OKC have all registered immediate interest in Brewer, who holds obvious appeal to all as wing defender confirms the buyout and reports: "Source close to Brewer says he wants to join a playoff team."
Brewer is averaging 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 24.3 minutes per game this season. After the trade, the New York Times questioned his fit in New York, given his limited offensive game and the Knicks' other perimeter options.

While Brewer is no superstar and reportedly has the lowest body mass index in the league, he's a competent NBA player who would be a fine role guy on a championship contender. He's not a player you trade a pick for, but if you can get him for cheap after he clears waivers, it's a no-risk, minimal-reward return for teams looking to add some depth on the wings. 

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:42 pm

21st Century Satch Sanders

Get #16,wear green and play for a contender. He would not need to score and would be a perfect compliment for the Celtics and would bet more minutes in Boston than anywhere else.

Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:25 am

Reports: Knicks to buy out Corey Brewer

This move has to be related to worries owners are having about the new collective bargaining agreement they are working on this year.  I can't think of any other reason to release Brewer.

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2011 1:56 am

Reports: Knicks to buy out Corey Brewer

I never could understand how Corey Brewer was drafted as the seventh pick in the first round, he was not worthy of that pick at all. Now that he is a Knick and the Knicks coach plays an all out offensive assault first and leave the defense as an after thought does not fit well with the defensive minded wing player that Brewer is.  I just think that the Knicks would be better off to keep him this year and see what happens down the road for the next 20 games and also see if the Knicks make the playoffs. If they don't there is no harm no foul to keeping him and getting whatever you can next year for him then let him go now and watch him most likely go to a playoff contender you might face this year.  And if no one is willing to give the Knicks what they would be entitled to for Brewer being a restricted free agent the Knicks could then buy him out and let him go where he wants or trade him for what ever they can get for him.

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 9:11 pm

Reports: Knicks to buy out Corey Brewer

Brewer went from Back-to-Back National Championships at Florida to losing 50 games/year in Minnesota.  Who could possibly enjoy that?  And since the Knicks don't play defense, Brewer doesn't seem like a good fit there, either.  Would love to see him reunited with either Rodman Noah in Chicago or Al Horford in Atlanta.  In the right system, he can flourish and help a team win. 

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2011 7:50 pm

Reports: Knicks to buy out Corey Brewer

Oh well I really wanted to see Brewer play for Knicks but after the Great Trade they made for Melo and Billups I have to believe they know what they are doing. They have 20 Plus games left to build a Team and I guess Brewer didn't fit the gun and run. Again I hope we can do some real damage in Playoffs and who knows what can happen THIS YEAR.

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