Brewer traded to Knicks as part of Carmelo deal

By Adam Silverstein
February 21, 2011

The New York Knicks have been after forward Carmelo Anthony for months. Monday night, they got their man by completing a blockbuster trade with the Denver Nuggets.

In the deal, New York will send point guard Raymond Felton, forwards Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallanari, center Timofey Mozgov, their 2014 first-round pick and a pair of second-round picks from Golden State to Denver in exchange for Anthony, point guards Chauncey Billups and Anthony Carter and power forwards Shelden Williams and Renaldo Balkman.

Also taking part in the trade, the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to send former Florida Gators forward Corey Brewer to the Knicks in exchange for forward Anthony Randolph, center Eddy Curry and $3 million in cash considerations.

Brewer, who is averaging 8.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in his fourth NBA season, should benefit from a change of scenery. His numbers are down across the board from 2009-10, and he had been playing only 24.3 minutes per game for Minnesota.

Reports previously had Brewer headed to the Denver as part of the trade, but ESPN and CBS Sports report he will instead be playing in Madison Square Garden.

Photo Credit: Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

3 Comments

  1. cline says:

    FINALLY! I always thought Brewer got a raw deal when Wolves picked him up. I think he will do well on a legit team. GO GATORS

  2. Daniel M. says:

    Awesome to see Brewer going to a franchise with some exposure. Minnesota is a wasteland.

    Adam, there are four comments on the most recent thread on GatorBytes and all four are attending tonight’s baseball game at Roger Dean. Will the dean of Gator blogging be in attendance? Yes…you knucklehead.

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