Rockets Target Corey Brewer: Trade Rumors Gain Momentum

By Tamberlyn Richardson

Rockets GM Daryl Morey has reportedly set today as his deadline to utilize the Trade Player Exception (TPE) with the rumored target being Corey Brewer.  As I outlined in an article earlier today, Brewer appears to be a great fit for Houston given his myriad of tangible benefits coupled with his veteran leadership and demeanor. He would be a perfect bench addition as he offers a player who can run the floor and fit into the renewed defensive focus coach Kevin McHale is instilling in this year’s squad.

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An article by says Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders is reportedly considering putting Shabazz Muhammad in the starting line-up to increase scoring production.

Talks ongoing. Nothing done yet. Rockets want him. On #Twolves to say yes. RT @AQS18: @DarrenWolfson what’s up with Corey Brewer?

— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) December 19, 2014

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More likely is Corey Brewer is on his way out the door via a trade. A logical location for Brewer to end up is Houston given the TPE gained in the Jeremy Lin trade of $8.3 million is well within Brewer’s salary for this season of $4,705,500 and $4,905,000 for the 2015-16 season becoming an unrestricted free agent in the 2016-17 season.

Other teams speculated to be interested in Brewer are the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat.

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