Will former Rocket Corey Brewer be given another shot next season?

Houston Rockets Corey Brewer (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Corey Brewer (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

At age 34, former Houston Rockets forward Corey Brewer is still keeping himself ready for a return to the NBA, but will anyone give him a shot?

Corey Brewer has been quite a journeyman throughout his time in the NBA. His three seasons with the Houston Rockets were just a fragment of his 12-year career spanning eight different teams. After not having seen the court since April 2019 with the Sacramento Kings, Brewer recently spoke about a potential return to the league.

On The HoopsHype Podcast with Alex Kennedy, Brewer discussed his time in the league and what he’s been doing to help his chances of getting another shot. “I’ve just been working out at my house, running, doing pool workouts, getting on the elliptical, doing ball-handling outside,” said Brewer.

Corey Brewer’s time with the Houston Rockets

Brewer played for the Rockets from 2014-17, averaging 11.2 points in the 2015 playoffs in which they nearly made the NBA Finals. “The year we went to the Western Conference Finals was a lot of fun,” Brewer told Kennedy. “We played really well. And the way we came back to beat the Clippers, that was a lot of fun.”

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The Rockets have also been on the receiving end of Brewer’s biggest game after he dropped a career-high 51 points on them in a 2014 Timberwolves victory.

Other than having one of the best nicknames in the league, Brewer had plenty to offer in his 12 years, averaging 8.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Now at 34-years-old, Brewer is trying to work his way back into the league. “We had some talks with a few teams,” said Brewer. “But nothing really happened. My agent is still working on it, so we’ll see.”

On top of an on-court impact, Corey thinks his veteran presence can also be important, especially for younger teams.

“I can point out some things that can help the young guys,” said Brewer. “There are a lot of little things in basketball that guys really need help with.”

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It’s hard to predict what the landscape of the NBA is going to look like next season, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see a few teams take a flier on Brewer to see what he can still bring to the table.