Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
11 months ago

Brewer will see limited action in Friday's game against the Thunder, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer was traded to the Lakers on Tuesday and has only had one full practice with the team. Coach Luke Walton said that Brewer was looking good in practice but it will take some time to integrate him into the team. Look for Brewer to see a small role on Friday before seeing his minutes increased going forward.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
11 months ago

Brewer, along with a first-round pick, will be traded to the Lakers on Tuesday in exchange for Louis Williams, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The first-round pick was likely the more coveted asset for the Lakers, but Brewer is still a guy that should play well into the team's up-tempo attack. He's also a well-known defender, which is another trait that is valuable for a team that gives up 110.7 points per game. In moving to the Lakers, Brewer could see a slight uptick in playing time, but he'll still have to fight for minutes at small forward with the likes of Brandon Ingram and Luol Deng. That likely leaves him in a smaller rotational role off the bench, although we should get a better picture of how he'll be used once the Lakers resume games later this week.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
11 months ago

Brewer recorded four points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 117-109 loss to the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer played 25 plus minutes for the third straight game, but failed to reach double-digit scoring in all three. The 30-year-old has not made a huge statistical impact this season, as he is averaging a career low 4.2 points per game to go with 2.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.2 blocks and 0.7 steals.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer will start at small forward for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Rockets play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan Anderson has been ruled out with an illness, so the Rockets are going to shift Trevor Ariza to power forward, while inserting Brewer into the lineup at small forward. Brewer has averaged just 15.3 minutes per game this season and while he's slated to see an uptick in playing time Tuesday, it remains to be seen how much, as he's logged 16 and 29 minutes, respectively, in each of his last two starts.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer will return to the bench for Thursday's game against the Thunder, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer was in the starting lineup Monday versus the Wizards with Patrick Beverley (wrist) sitting out, but logged just 16 minutes on his way to four points, one rebound and two assists. With Beverley available and back with the starters, Brewer heads to the bench, further limiting any upside that may have been there while working with the top unit.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer will start Saturday against the Knicks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Patrick Beverley (wrist) a late scratch Saturday, Brewer will jump back in the starting five as he did when Beverley also sat out Dec. 27 against Dallas with a thigh injury. In that game, Brewer saw 20 minutes of action while contributing eight points and three rebounds.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer is expected to settle back into a bench role Friday against the Clippers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer started at shooting guard in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks while Patrick Beverley (thigh) was sidelined, but only saw a modest boost in playing time, logging 20 minutes. With Beverley returning to practice Thursday and cleared to play Friday, it's expected that he'll take on his usual role in the starting lineup, which would result Brewer heading back to the bench. Brewer is averaging 3.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game in his 29 appearances as a reserve this season.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer recorded eight points (3-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 20 minutes during a 123-107 victory over the Mavericks on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer got the start with Patrick Beverley (thigh) held out and only saw a minor rise in minutes and production. Tuesday's game marked the first time in December that he has tallied more than two rebounds or assists in a game. The two three-pointers made did tie a season high for Brewer. Beverley is expected to start Friday's game against the Clippers, and Brewer's value will trend back downward if that is the case.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Brewer will start Tuesday against the Mavericks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer was expected to start the whole time Patrick Beverley (thigh) sat out, but came off the bench Monday. This move will send Eric Gordon to the bench as the Rockets' sixth man. Brewer has averaged 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game in three total games as a starter this season.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer will move back into a bench role for Monday's game against the Sixers, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer was originally expected to hold a spot in the starting five until Patrick Beverley (knee) returned from an injury, but coach Mike D'Antoni has opted to make a change before then and will instead use Eric Gordon with the top overall unit. Brewer will be relegated to a bench role and could see his role decrease even further once Beverley is back in the lineup.