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Corey Wayne Brewer (born March 5, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Florida Gators, winning back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2006 and 2007.[1] He was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA tournament.[1]

Corey Brewer
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Brewer with the Timberwolves in 2014
No. 33 – Sacramento Kings
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1986-03-05) March 5, 1986 (age 33)
Portland, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolPortland (Portland, Tennessee)
CollegeFlorida (2004–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career2007–present
Career history
20072011Minnesota Timberwolves
2011Dallas Mavericks
20112013Denver Nuggets
20132014Minnesota Timberwolves
20142017Houston Rockets
20172018Los Angeles Lakers
2018Oklahoma City Thunder
2019Philadelphia 76ers
2019–presentSacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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Early yearsEdit

Brewer was born in Portland, Tennessee. He attended Portland High School, where he played high school basketball for the Portland Panthers. As a senior in the 2003–04 season, Brewer averaged 29.4 points and 12.8 rebounds per game and was named the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Class 2A "Mr.Basketball", McDonald's All American, and a fourth-team Parade All-American.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Brewer was listed as the No. 7 small forward and the No. 31 player in the nation in 2004.[2]

College careerEdit

Brewer accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2004 to 2007. Brewer was one of four key freshman members of Donovan's 2004 recruiting class who would have a dramatic impact on the Gators' fortunes over the next three seasons. Propelled by the 2004 class, the Gators would win the first three SEC basketball tournament championships in team history (2005, 2006, 2007), and two back-to-back NCAA Tournament national championships (2006, 2007) with the same starting line-up.

Brewer recorded the first triple-double in Gators team history on December 18, 2005, posting 15 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists (the 13 assists were the most by a Gator since Jason Williams had a team record 17 in 1997).

He was projected by ESPN.com's Chad Ford to be a lottery pick to mid-first round pick in the 2006 NBA draft if he had entered the draft that year.[3] However, Brewer, along with teammates Joakim Noah and Al Horford announced at the championship pep rally that they would be returning for their junior seasons in pursuit of their second NCAA Tournament championship.[4] Following the Gators' second NCAA championship, Brewer chose to enter the NBA draft on April 5, 2007 along with teammates Noah and Horford.

NBA careerEdit

Minnesota Timberwolves (2007–2011)Edit

 
Brewer (right) with the Timberwolves in April 2010

Brewer was selected seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2007 NBA draft. Due to the retirement of the No. 2 jersey in Minnesota worn by the deceased Malik Sealy, Brewer expressed the desire to wear No. 22 instead. He officially adopted the No. 22 for the season's summer leagues, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On December 1, 2008, it was announced that Brewer had sustained an ACL tear and would miss the rest of the 2008–09 NBA season.[5][6]

New York Knicks (2011)Edit

On February 22, 2011, Brewer was traded to the New York Knicks in a three-way blockbuster trade that also brought Carmelo Anthony from the Nuggets to New York.[7] On March 1, 2011, he was waived by the Knicks without playing a game for them.[8]

Dallas Mavericks (2011)Edit

 
Brewer at the Mavericks' 2011 championship parade

On March 3, 2011, Brewer signed a three-year, $8 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[9] He went on to win his first NBA Championship with the Mavericks when they defeated the Miami Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals.[10]

Denver Nuggets (2011–2013)Edit

On December 13, 2011, Brewer and Rudy Fernández were traded to the Denver Nuggets for a future second-round pick.[11]

Return to Minnesota (2013–2014)Edit

On July 12, 2013, Brewer signed a reported three-year, $15 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[12]

On April 11, 2014, Brewer scored a career-high 51 points in a 112–110 win over the Houston Rockets. In doing so he joined Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Rick Barry as the only players to record 50-plus points and 6-plus steals in one game.[13] He also tied Kevin Love's then-franchise record for most points in a game.[14]

Houston Rockets (2014–2017)Edit

On December 19, 2014, Brewer was acquired by the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade that also involved the Timberwolves and the Philadelphia 76ers.[15] Three days later, he made his debut for the Rockets against the Portland Trail Blazers. In just under 23 minutes of action off the bench, he recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and 1 block in a 110–95 win.[16] On February 21, 2015, he recorded season-highs of 26 points and 10 rebounds in a 98–76 win over the Toronto Raptors.[17]

On July 14, 2015, Brewer re-signed with the Rockets to a three-year, $23.4 million contract.[18][19] On January 22, 2016, he picked up the team's starting small forward role.[20] On February 4, in his ninth start of the season, Brewer scored a season-high 24 points in a 111–105 win over the Phoenix Suns.[21]

Los Angeles Lakers (2017–2018)Edit

On February 23, 2017, Brewer was traded, along with a 2017 first round draft pick, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Lou Williams.[22] On February 28, 2018, he was waived by the Lakers after reaching a buyout agreement.[23][24]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2018)Edit

On March 3, 2018, Brewer signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[25] On March 16, 2018, he scored 22 points and matched a career high with six steals in a 121–113 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.[26]

Philadelphia 76ers (2019)Edit

On January 15, 2019, Brewer signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[27] On January 25, he signed a second 10-day contract with the 76ers.[28] Following the expiration of his second 10-day contract, the 76ers parted ways with Brewer, deciding not to sign him for the rest of the season.[29]

Sacramento Kings (2019–present)Edit

On February 8, 2019, Brewer signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings.[30] He went on to sign a second 10-day contract on February 18,[31] and a rest-of-season contract on February 28.[32]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Brewer won an NBA Championship

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Minnesota 79 35 22.8 .374 .194 .800 3.7 1.4 1.0 .3 5.8
2008–09 Minnesota 15 8 20.5 .411 .417 .737 3.3 1.7 1.0 .2 6.2
2009–10 Minnesota 82 82 30.3 .431 .346 .648 3.4 2.4 1.4 .4 13.0
2010–11 Minnesota 56 22 24.3 .384 .263 .708 2.7 1.4 1.6 .2 8.6
2010–11 Dallas 13 2 11.4 .490 .308 .714 1.8 .9 .8 .2 5.3
2011–12 Denver 59 17 21.8 .434 .260 .692 2.5 1.5 1.2 .3 8.9
2012–13 Denver 82 2 24.4 .425 .296 .690 2.9 1.5 1.4 .3 12.1
2013–14 Minnesota 81 81 32.2 .481 .280 .718 2.6 1.7 1.9 .4 12.3
2014–15 Minnesota 24 16 28.3 .418 .195 .705 3.9 3.3 2.3 .2 10.5
2014–15 Houston 56 1 25.1 .429 .284 .764 3.6 1.7 1.1 .3 11.9
2015–16 Houston 82 12 20.4 .384 .272 .750 2.4 1.3 1.0 .2 7.2
2016–17 Houston 58 8 15.9 .414 .234 .727 2.0 1.1 .6 .2 4.2
2016–17 L.A. Lakers 24 3 14.9 .438 .208 .750 2.2 1.5 1.0 .3 5.4
2017–18 L.A. Lakers 54 2 12.9 .453 .186 .667 1.7 .8 .8 .1 3.7
2017–18 Oklahoma City 18 16 28.6 .444 .343 .795 3.4 1.3 2.1 .3 10.1
2018–19 Philadelphia 7 3 20.0 .408 .286 .692 2.4 1.4 1.7 .3 7.6
2018–19 Sacramento 24 0 14.7 .446 .333 .733 2.5 1.2 .8 .2 4.1
Career 814 310 23.0 .425 .284 .713 2.8 1.5 1.3 .3 8.7

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Dallas 6 0 3.8 .444 .333 .000 .3 .2 .7 .0 1.5
2012 Denver 7 0 16.6 .426 .300 .750 2.0 .9 1.0 .3 8.3
2013 Denver 6 0 24.3 .309 .250 .667 1.8 1.2 1.0 .2 10.8
2015 Houston 17 0 25.2 .431 .286 .636 2.8 1.1 .6 .2 11.2
2016 Houston 5 1 15.4 .259 .100 .875 1.4 1.6 .0 .2 4.4
2018 Oklahoma City 6 6 25.2 .520 .455 1.000 2.2 .8 1.2 .8 6.2
Career 47 7 20.0 .400 .279 .694 2.0 1.0 .7 .3 8.1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "NCAA Game Summary - Ohio State vs. Florida". Miami.com. April 2, 2007. Archived from the original on May 30, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
  2. ^ Corey Brewer – Rivals.com
  3. ^ NBA Draft Projection - Corey Brewer Archived March 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 9, 2006.
  4. ^ "We're back, baby": Sophomores Noah, Horford, Brewer returning to UF[permanent dead link]. Retrieved April 9, 2006.[dead link]
  5. ^ Seeholzer, Don (November 30, 2008). "Minnesota Timberwolves' Corey Brewer out for season with ACL injury". Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  6. ^ Timberwolves lose Brewer to knee injury for remainder of the season[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Knicks Acquire Four-Time All-Star Carmelo Anthony". NBA.com. February 2, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  8. ^ "Knicks sign Jeffries after waiving Brewer". nba.com. March 1, 2011. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  9. ^ "Mavericks sign G-F Corey Brewer". nba.com. March 3, 2011. Archived from the original on March 5, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  10. ^ Mavs' Big Team sheds negative labels with team's first title Archived September 10, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Nuggets acquire Brewer, Fernandez from Mavericks". NBA.com. December 13, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  12. ^ "Wolves Sign Free Agent Corey Brewer". NBA.com. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  13. ^ "Notebook: Wolves 112, Rockets 110". NBA.com. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  14. ^ "Corey Brewer pours in career-high 51 as Wolves clip Rockets". ESPN.com. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  15. ^ Rockets Acquire Veterans Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Three-Team Trade with Timberwolves and 76ers Archived January 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Harden's 44 lead Rockets over Blazers, 110-95 Archived March 30, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Brewer's 26 leads Rockets over Raptors 98-76 Archived March 10, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Rockets Re-Sign Corey Brewer". NBA.com. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  19. ^ Corey Brewer, Patrick Beverley to re-sign with Rockets Archived April 25, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ Corey Brewer 2015-16 Game Log
  21. ^ Brewer, Ariza lead Rockets past Suns 111-105 Archived October 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ "Lakers Acquire Corey Brewer and 2017 First Round Pick in Trade with Rockets". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  23. ^ "Lakers Waive Corey Brewer". NBA.com. February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  24. ^ "Lakers buy out Corey Brewer's contract, waive forward". ESPN.com. February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  25. ^ "Thunder Signs Corey Brewer". NBA.com. March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  26. ^ "Brewer scores 22 to help Thunder beat Clippers 121-113". ESPN.com. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  27. ^ "Team Signs Corey Brewer to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  28. ^ "Brewer Signed to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 25, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  29. ^ Hamilton, Moke (February 4, 2019). "Sixers decide to not re-sign Corey Brewer for remainder of season". usatoday.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  30. ^ "Kings Sign Corey Brewer to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 8, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  31. ^ "Kings sign Corey Brewer to second 10-day contract". sactownroyalty.com. February 18, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  32. ^ "Kings Sign Corey Brewer for Remainder of the Season". NBA.com. February 28, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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