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Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

Posted on: March 2, 2011 5:17 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2011 7:16 pm
Corey Brewer will reportedly sign with the Dallas Mavericks. Posted by Ben Golliver. corey-brewer

On Monday, we noted that the New York Knicks were set to make a surprising decision by buying out and releasing forward Corey Brewer, who was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Carmelo Anthony three-team trade.  Brewer, a serviceable do-the-little-things forward who works hard on defense, fits a mold for the type of player targeted by contenders looking to improve their depth.  

On Wednesday, multiple reports surfaced that Brewer is set to sign with the Dallas Mavericks once he clears waivers, a team that has been looking to shore up their wings ever since Caron Butler went down with a knee injury. reported: "Mavs close to completing free-agent deal with Corey Brewer. Closing in on multi-year deal if Brewer clears waivers. Deal will start in $2 million range. Mavs capitalize on fact they could outspend Spurs and Celts, who made strong impressions on Brewer." Later, ESPN reported the deal at three years and "worth between $7 and $8 million."

Yahoo! Sports reported: "Corey Brewer has agreed to sign a multiyear contract with the Dallas Mavericks, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. After securing a buyout from the New York Knicks, Brewer became one of the most desirable free agents for his athleticism and defensive versatility. Most of the NBA’s contenders – including Boston, San Antonio and Dallas – pursued the 6-foot-9 forward over the past several days."

The Mavericks were quiet at the NBA trade deadline, choosing not to cash in Butler's expiring contract or trade promising guard Roddy Beaubois for a piece that could help bolster a title run in the short-term. The acquisition of Brewer, however, makes up for that silence by addressing the biggest hole in the Mavericks' rotation without requiring the major long-term financial outlay that would have been needed if the Mavericks were to have traded for a player like Gerald Wallace or Stephen Jackson

Although it's likely been an emotional rollercoaster ride for Brewer over the last few weeks, once he gets settled in Texas he will realize he just went from the Western Conference's worst team in Minnesota to arguably its second best team in Dallas, as the Mavericks are currently 44-16 and poised for a deep playoff run. 

In what has been an unpredictable trade season this is one move that makes sense for everyone involved.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2011 3:01 am

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

Any FOOL who thinks this move by Corey Brewer was just about money is just plain nuts. Take the time to THINK and it is plain to see why Brewer signing with the Mavs could have very little to do with money. But, yes, it does help.

Celts have an All Star at both SG and SF, one past his prime and one in his prime. And both are still playing as if they were in their prime most nights.

Mavs have Peja, a no D playing injury prone vet who is nothing like he was in his prime. They also have Butler out with a knee injury who need a lot of help to be back for the playoffs. And the only other player on the roster who could play SF is the Matrix, who has always been better at PF.

And next year they will have only the Matrix (of those 3) under contract. Think Corey and his agent could see an open starting spot is in reach in Dallas next year?

Or are you just upset because YOUR TEAM TRADED AWAY THEIR STARTING CENTER BEACUSE OF MONEY? Not money this year but next year.

Celts move: money plain and simple. Brewer to Mavs: much better long term chance to have starting job.

Celts may still win the East and Danny A. will look like a genius. But if they don't who takes the blame?

Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:42 pm

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

Who gets the ax?

Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2011 10:44 am

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

Glad the Mavericks made a defensive move. We didn't need anymore scorers...

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 8:12 am

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

Sorry I meant first round bust.
Yeah, you only wish.  Are you just mad that the Mavericks swept your Celtics?

Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: March 3, 2011 2:20 am

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

It looks like a good fit to me. He'll have time to get adjusted and fit in, and he brings good defense on the wing if they need it. The playoffs are all about defense and match-ups. It certainly doesn't hurt to have a guy who can shut a hot player down, and doesn't need the ball to be effective. Brewer fits that role.

Since: Aug 11, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 9:27 pm

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

Sorry I meant first round bust.

Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2011 8:35 pm

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

Lets look at from a pro-betters standpoint--the Mavs will jump from a 10  to 1 to 8 to 1 to win the big tamale . Now lets take your professional opinion that the Mavs are a 2nd round bust... Please fill us unwashed on how you came to that conclusion. You apparently spent a 100 million on an NBA franchise.. bought 12 quality players at 10 to 15 million per.. and have won several NBA titles... if not and until you have spent a large portion of your hard earned betting where your mouth lies... shut up!      
; ...."Have a Lucky day"..............VegasHyroler

Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2011 8:27 pm

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

True but money talks!

Since: Aug 11, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 7:21 pm

Corey Brewer to sign with Dallas Mavericks

This was a decision made for more money plain and simple. The Mavs are a second round bust.

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