New York Knicks waive forward Corey Brewer

By Adam Silverstein
February 28, 2011

Updated March 1 at 4 p.m.

Just days after making sure they acquired him in a side deal included in the blockbuster trade for forward Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks bought out and waved former Florida Gators F Corey Brewer on Tuesday.

New York decided to buy out Brewer in order to free a roster spot to sign veteran F Jared Jeffries, who the team traded to Houston in 2010.

Brewer, who was released on March 1 in order to be eligible to participate in the 2011 NBA Playoffs, was already being courted by four teams on Monday, according to ESPN‘s Marc Stein. Boston, Dallas, Oklahoma City and San Antonio – all playoff teams – are all vying for his services as a defensive specialist on the wing.

Yahoo! Sports’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that “nearly a dozen teams have checked in” with Brewer’s representatives, who are “sorting through the suitors” in order to find the best fit for their client. In addition to the four teams above, Stein reports that Miami, Chicago, New Orleans and Cleveland have also joined the hunt for Brewer. Chances are he will wind up with a contender, but Cleveland can offer almost $3.7 million of their mid-level exception, a figure which could sway him toward the Midwest.

Averaging 24.3 minutes per game with the Minnesota Timberwovles this season, Brewer posted 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game (all below his career numbers). He did not see the court for a single minute with the Knicks in the three games played while he was a member of the team.

OGGOA will update this story as more information is made available.

Photo Credit: Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

7 Comments

  1. slim says:

    Why cant he improve his strength in order to really be an assest in defending and rebounding for a wing player. Since he doesnt have good handles or a consistent jumper, he better develop his body if he wants to stick around much longer.

  2. Bob Beatty says:

    Of all the ’04s, Corey gave up the most when he came back for the 2nd NC given how little money he came from. I’ll always respect him for that, in addition to the fact that he was a great player and classy person who always made Gator Nation proud.

    Best of luck to you Corey.

  3. Basshole says:

    Bob, I agree with you about him staying: given his Father’s health issues I was shocked that he made the selfless decision to stay. I would love to see him on the Spurs or Thunder. I would think playing on a winning team would help him develop, especially the Spurs. They seem to have a knack for finding gems and developing them into quality role players

  4. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    I haven’t got to see him play but I would love to see him on Boston or San Antonio

  5. Xavier says:

    I’ll love to see him n Chicago or San Antonio where he will get some playing time.. Corey was the heart n soul of that championship team

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