Brewer contributed eight points (4-8 FG), four steals, two rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 109-94 loss to the Warriors. Brewer totaled a season high in steals, and he finished 2016-17 on a high note despite struggling for much of the campaign. A year after appearing in all 82 games for the Rockets, Brewer still saw the floor in 72 games this season, but the 31-year-old forward watched his role shrink considerably in his 10th season.
Brewer provided 11 points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds and two assists across 18 minutes in a 119-104 loss to the Timberwolves on Thursday. Making his third start in a row in place of the injured Brandon Ingram (knee), Brewer was able to top double figures in the scoring column for the first time in those contests, but that's probably the extent of his upside. As a veteran on a rebuilding team, Brewer won't stand to see his playing time pick up much even if Ingram is forced to miss additional contests. Coach Luke Walton has chosen to lean more heavily on younger bench players like David Nwaba, Tyler Ennis and Larry Nance to help cover for Ingram's absence.
Brewer will get the start in place of Brandon Ingram (knee) on Tuesday against Washington. Brewer will start at small forward for the second straight game, but even with the increased role, he's still a marginal fantasy option. On Sunday against Portland, Brewer managed just three points, two rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal in 19 minutes of action. Expect the 31-year-old to continue to see a bump in minutes so long as Ingram remains out.
Brewer started at small forward and totaled three points (1-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 19 minutes in Sunday's 97-81 loss to the Trail Blazers. The veteran couldn't generate much while starting in place of Brandon Ingram (knee), which wasn't much of a surprise given the limited usage he's seen throughout the season. Brewer will continue to stick in the starting five for however long Ingram remains out, but he's unlikely to see enough playing time or put up enough production to warrant interest in DFS contests.
Brewer will draw the start at small forward for Sunday's matchup against the Trail Blazers, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SortsNet reports. With Brandon Ingram (knee) sidelined, coach Luke Walton will opt to insert Brewer into the starting five. In eight starts this season, Brewer is averaging 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 19.4 minutes per game.
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