Corey Brewer Signs With Mavericks For Three Years, $7 Million

Corey Brewer has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced on Thursday. The Dallas Morning News reports that the deal is worth $7 million; the Mavericks were able to sign Brewer, a fourth-year wing, for more than the veteran's minimum despite being over the salary cap because the team didn't use its mid-level exception in the offseason.

Brewer is one of the league's least reliable offensive players (unless you're relying on missed shots), but has some defensive chops and is very athletic. The Minnesota Timberwolves, who unloaded him as the third wheel in the New York Knicks' trade for Carmelo Anthony, made Brewer the No. 7 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft over his college teammate Joakim Noah.

The Knicks, with 'Melo, Shawne Williams, Bill Walker and Landry Fields on the wing, opted to waive Brewer earlier this week. Teams far enough under the salary cap to absorb Brewer's salary could have claimed him, but only the Wolves, who obviously didn't care much for him, Cleveland Cavaliers and salary-floored Sacramento Kings had enough space. None placed a claim on Brewer, and the Mavericks reportedly made the biggest offer.

Brewer is expected to platoon with Peja Stojakovic at small forward for the Mavericks. Shawn Marion typically plays 20 or so minutes at small forward off the bench, too.

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