The Mavericks are deep in the red zone toward signing recently
waived Corey Brewer and may be able to punch it in before the day is done.
A couple of NBA sources said the negotiations are ongoing
and nothing is set yet.
However, the Mavericks are believed to be the frontrunner to
acquire the slender, 6-9 Brewer, who put together a solid season with Minnesota
last year, but saw his production tail off somewhat this season before he was
part of the mega-trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to New York. The Knicks got
Brewer in the deal and reached a settlement on the rest of his contract.
Brewer, who turns 25 on Saturday, still has to clear waivers
before he can be signed.
The former Florida Gator, who was the No. 7 overall pick in
2007, averaged 13 points and 3.4 rebounds last season, shooting 43 percent from
the field and 34.6 percent from 3-point range. He started all 82 games for the
This year, in 56 games, he averaged 8.6 points and 2.7
rebounds. His shooting slipped to below 40 percent and under 27 percent from
It’s unknown whether the Mavericks are trying to sign
Brewer for two years or longer. He made slightly less than $3 million this