Corey Brewer, a fourth-year wing who was the No. 7 pick in the 2007 NBA draft, was traded to the New York Knicks on Monday as a part of the Carmelo Anthony blockbuster. The Minnesota Timberwolves sent Brewer to New York in exchange for Anthony Randolph, Eddy Curry's expiring contract and $3 million cash, according to reports. But Brewer may not last long in New York.
Howard Beck of the New York Times reports that the Knicks could look to deal Brewer before the NBA trade deadline on Thursday. Beck says that there is a market for Brewer, who will be a restricted free agent at the season's end. Brewer played 24 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves, who spent much of the offseason shoring up the two wing positions with draft picks (like Wesley Johnson and Lazar Hayward) and trades (Martell Webster). Brewer ended up losing playing time to the new recruits.
Known primarily as a defender, Brewer has been an inconsistent shooter and scorer his entire career. He shoots 40 percent from the floor and 31 percent from beyond the arc. Brewer's Florida Gators won the 2006 and 2007 national championships with Joakim Noah and Al Horford headlining the team.