The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to look for players that could improve the team’s roster in order to contend for the playoffs next year. With Brandon Roy waived, the Wolves are trying to find more wing players and are closing in on signing Denver Nuggets‘ free agent Corey Brewer.
Hearing: Wolves closing in on three-year deal with coveted swingman Corey Brewer in $15 million range
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 10, 2013
Brewer is no stranger to Minnesota. The Wolves selected him with the seventh pick in the 2007 NBA draft, and he had his best statistical season of his career as a member of the team during the 2009-10 season.
Minnesota has already signed Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger and are trying to hold onto Nikola Pekovic. Brewer might not be a difference maker on his own, but he is a very solid player that you can bring off the bench, and with Andrei Kirilenko leaving the team, Minnesota will welcome some depth at the small forward position.
Last season the Timberwolves fell victim to the injury bug, and the team’s postseason aspirations quickly faded as Kevin Love and other key players got hurt.
Last season with the Nuggets Brewer averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists.