Brewer is back with Wolves, but 'home' has an unfamiliar look

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2013 - 11:37 PM

Corey Brewer is back where his NBA career started, but this time he sees a chance for the Timberwolves to win.

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bhdanielsJul. 13, 1310:10 PM

Oh yeah! Welcome back Corey Brewer!

freedubayJul. 13, 1310:21 PM

3 years 15 million for Cory Brewer. You got to be kidding me!

jlove23Jul. 13, 1310:43 PM

Everybody in the NBA is overpaid! Corey is getting paid about a million more per year than he is worth... but I'll take one Corey Brewer and one Kevin Martin over one AK47 anyday!

manoliveJul. 13, 1311:52 PM

I remember watching Brewer play last year for the Nuggets when they played the Wolves. I came away impressed with Corey. He played meaningful minutes, made a few threes, and was very energetic. He also took a few ill advised shots, but overall I thought he played well and was a factor for Denver. They wanted him back. I think this could work out well, and can envision Ricky having a field day running with Brewer and lobbing for dunks. Color me excited!

fwallenJul. 14, 13 9:10 AM

He's a nice guy, time will tell if his progress as a a player will help the Wolves.

snoozecruise1Jul. 14, 1310:59 AM

For those who point out that his shooting percentages have not improved, he brings so much to the table, first and foremost, hustle. Anyone who's played the game knows how invaluable hustle is. Second, Brewer plays good defense, deflects passes, and gets his share of steals. Third, he will serve as a role model for some on our team who don't run back on defense, most noticeably Love and Barea. Fourth, he does a lot of intangibles that simply don't show up in the box score, for example, fighting through screens, double teaming, switching effectively... Fifth, he is so much more in control on the court--though he had nowhere to go but up--and he plays with confidence that is based on experiential success. Corey is among the elite NBA players in terms of giving you a GREAT effort EVERY night. He doesn't take nights off, and he doesn't leave his teammates playing four on five at the defensive end. His contributions will make the Wolves better than if he had not been signed. Plus, I've only gone to two games, and he signed an autograph for a number of us fans including my daughter while Love walked by and said, "Not now, guys." The latter is irrelevant in terms of his playing ability, but I admire him for taking the time to respond to us little people. I should add that I was one of his worst critics when he was here the first time, but now he's got so much more game. He is a player and I like his game!

hammersteinJul. 14, 13 2:06 PM

I was not a fan of Corey Brewer on draft day and was never a fan of his undeveloped offensive game. That being said, I was upset when he was traded because he was the second-best perimeter defender the team has ever had and was very athletic. In his two years away, he has refined his offense, to become a solid bench player, without sacrificing any of his defensive capabilities. Would still love to get Gerald Green back too. At 27, both he and Corey have finally figured out what their respective roles are in the NBA.

hammersteinJul. 14, 13 2:10 PM

Now, if only Flip could get us Harrison Barnes (maybe for D-Will, though I like Williams)!

ha53hafm63Jul. 14, 13 9:51 PM

Keep your eyes on the third draft pick, mr. Brown, he will make you forget where he was picked.

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