Rockets Target Corey Brewer: Trade Rumors Gain Momentum

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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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 rotoworld.com 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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