Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer will start Saturday and will continue to hold a starting position until Patrick Beverley (knee) returns, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer has started at small forward in place of Eric Gordon for the last two games, and although Gordon still receives more playing time than Brewer coming off the bench, coach Mike D'Antoni will stick to his plan until Beverley is healthy again. The veteran totaled a combined four points, two assists, and five rebounds over his past two starts with 30 minutes. Replacing Brewer with Gordon in the starting lineup hasn't affected either of their playing production or time on the floor, so the fantasy value of either player shouldn't be disrupted with this move.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer failed to record a point (0-5 FG, 0-4 3Pt) and added two rebounds and one assist over 14 minutes in Wednesday's 101-99 win over the Spurs.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer was making his second straight start in a row, but it hasn't really led to enhanced court time or production for the veteran. Even while assuming the sixth-man role, Eric Gordon has still comfortably outpaced Brewer in playing time, so the starter/bench designation shouldn't affect the fantasy value of either player.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer will draw a second consecutive start in Monday's matchup with the Spurs, Calvin Watkins of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer got the starting nod in Monday's matchup against the Wizards. It was reportedly a defensive decision, as the Rockets wanted him to defend John Wall. However, it does not appear to be a defensive decision Wednesday, and could be the beginning of a trend. Head coach Mike Dantoni liked the idea of Eric Gordon playing with the second unit, so the situation will be one to keep an eye on.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer will start at shooting guard in Monday's game against the Wizards, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move is a defensive one, as Brewer's speed is a better defensive matchup against All-Star point guard John Wall than either James Harden or Eric Gordon, who aren't the strongest on-ball defenders. Brewer's spot in the starting lineup will send Gordon to the bench, where he could potentially thrive with the second unit, but look for Brewer to take on most of the minutes when Wall is on the floor for the Wizards.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
1 year ago

Brewer is in the starting rotation for Friday's preseason finale.

EDGE Analysis

The Rockets opted to rest a majority of their starters for this contest. Brewer is filling in for Trevor Ariza, who he figures to back up heading into the season. Brewer should have a heavy workload Friday.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer played 18 minutes and produced seven points (2-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three turnovers in Wednesday's 114-81 Game 5 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer entered the starting lineup in the Rockets' Game 1 loss, but after going just 1-for-8 from the field over 28 minutes in that contest, he ended up settling back into a bench role for the final four games of the series, with Donatas Motiejunas taking back his spot on the top unit. After thriving with the Rockets when he came over as a trade deadline acquisition last season, Brewer seemed to fall out of favor in the first year of the three-year, $24 million extension he signed with the team in July. During the regular season, Brewer saw his playing time drop by a full eight minutes from his 24-game run with the Rockets in 2014-15, and shot a paltry 38.4 percent from the field while suiting up in all 82 games. Brewer still profiles as a useful rotation cog due to his ability to play tough perimeter defense and knock down three-point shots, but now that he's 30 years old, it looks like he could be entering the decline phase of his career.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer will get the start in Saturday's Game 1 against the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

In order to counter the Warriors small-ball approach, the Rockets will start both Brewer and Trevor Ariza up front, along with Dwight Howard. Brewer has not started a game since before the All-Star break, and Houston has most recently used Donatas Motiejunas as its starting power forward.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer (arm) contributed two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four assists, two steals, one rebound, and one block in 15 minutes during the Rockets' 129-105 win against the Timberwolves on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer was able to play through the sore shoulder he sustained in Sunday's showing against the Lakers. However, he has seen 20 minutes or more in only three of the last 10 games, and has meager averages of 4.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and one assist in 14 minutes during five April appearances.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer (arm) will play Monday against the Timberwolves, broadcaster Craig Ackerman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer came into Monday with a sore shoulder but will ultimately play through the pain as the Rockets look to solidify a spot in the playoffs. The veteran is averaging 14 minutes per game in April.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves due to a right arm bruise, Kyle Ratke of Timberwolves.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer sustained the injury Sunday against the Lakers, a game in which he played only nine minutes, finishing with four points, an assist and a rebound. The Rockets will wait until later in the day to issue an update, but if Brewer is ultimately held out expect to see more of Michael Beasley and Jason Terry on the wing.