Corey wanted a chance to go to a winner, and the Mavericks offered the most money and most PT. The deal is multi-years and supposedly starting at 2 million.
Brewer gives the Mavericks size and athleticism at the 2/3 spot, and should be a very welcome addition to Dallas.
I expected Mavs to be the favourite to sign him because there was a hole at the SF position ever since Caron Butler went down with the injury so Corey Brewer could step right in and be productive and get minutes starter or not.
Uhhhhh...... Butler isn't playing....
^^^ Hence the insurance, in case he can't get back.
I'm wondering why the Knicks cut him then signed Derrick Brown who has basically the same skill set minus the 3 ball.
Hence the insurance, in case he can't get back.
But there wasn't much of a chance him returning to play again this season anyway...
I read some where he could be back by the playoffs.
I doubt it. That's why I don't understand the insurance part of it. Even if he's healthy, he's not going to be the same player he was. Takes time to get back into that groove and he would most likely come off the bench
Brewer is more/less the starter there.
Brewer only averaged 24mpg on one of worst teams, so I don't expect to much out of him.
But hey, he is a good defender, he can shoot the open three, he can run.
I would be pleased if he played solid 15mpg for our bench. I think his length fits and speed fits well for the Mavs Zone-D bench.
So yeah solid signing.
I don't get why the Knicks didn't keep him.
He plays D and can run, I think he fits pretty well into their system.
I'm a Wolves fan but I hated Brewer on our team. I don't know why but I just never thought he was anything productive. Chrischi, you're right, he averaged 24 minutes on a bad team, where would that put him on a playoff team that already has good players at that position? The thing is, he is only starting to develop that three point shot, and although it has come a long way since his rookie year, it isn't all that reliable. I think the part of his game that DOES fit is his athleticism and his defense. The Mavs for sure needed a SF but Brewer is honestly too small and too weak to play SF against some of the better players. The only real competition he could give is Kevin Durant but that's because they are both so small and not very strong. I expect him to get maybe 12-15 minutes per game off the bench at shooting guard and sometimes small forward.
Actually Brewer and Durant are both extremely tall and long for their respective postion. The Mavs are also very weak on the SF spot.
I agree with you though that Brewer is probably to weak to guard many SFs and the Mavs aren't likely to play against the Thunder, against which they match up pretty well.
Since I know the roster and playstyle of the Mavs I can tell you right away that they will probably play him mostly on the SF position. Coach Carlisle loves to play with a three guard line-up with Kidd 6'4 and Stevenson 6'5 playing the SF position and Marion 6'7 playing the PF. Brewer himself is 6'9. He will probably play SF next to Terry, Barea and/or Roddy B. The only situation were I would see him playing the SG position would be next to Peja 6'10. Brewer and Marion together playing SG and SF wouldn't make much sense, because neither of them really has effective range. Peja has beast range though, so they could complement themselves.
Imagine that lineup:
PG - Kidd 6'4
SG - Brewer 6'9
SF - Peja 6'10
PF - Dirk 7'0
C - Chandler 7'1
That is the longest line-up in the league.
Brewer is not long or that tall(6'9 is a lie, trust me. I've stood next to the guy). He's around(but probably a little under) 6'8, and his wingspan is not anywhere near Durant's.
From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Corey-Brewer-414/#ixzz1FUeWeIqo
His measurements at the combine support my previous post.
Thank you. I kind of had 6'9 with 6'11 wingspan in my mind.
I never said that he was as tall or as long as Durant though. Durant is tallest and longest player on the Thunders roster.
No problem, dude. Just passing on the knowledge.
jason kidd makes any good atlete who sucks look good he can do the same for brewer
I'm looking for Brewer to get a lot of alley oops in that group. Him and Chandler are going to be getting a ton of lobs for dunks from Kidd.
i think he might do ok with kidd passing to him and dirk getting most of the attention. i am not expecting huge things from him put dallas' roster now looks a little deeper.
also might make them a bit more faster and athletic with bit of an aging/ slowing roster (kidd, marion, peja, dirk)
LoL.. I love the statement about him not being 6'9! LoL...
"He's not 6'9!! More like 6'8! I stood beside him, I know!"
Can you really tell 1 inch unless you get back to back with the man or line him up an measure him?? I am a coach and I can tell you that it is very very hard to judge height by site.... I read 3 scouting reports on other players and one guy was listed at 6'8... That is huge in southern WV for "Single A" basketball.. I got beside him and he is lucky to be 6'4 or 6'5... That just shows you some of the difference... You can tell when it is like 4 or 5 inches but 1 inch?? Get real my man...
What is 1 inch?? Regardless of that inch, he is still a tall player for his position!
Being tall for his position is irrelevant when he is outweighed by 90% of PG's.
His position is scrub.