Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer (undisclosed) was able to practice Thursday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer has been held off the court over the past few days with an undisclosed injury. His ability to make a return Thursday suggests that he's in contention for Friday's preseason finale against the Spurs, and certainly for the regular season opener Wednesday against Denver.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer (undisclosed) isn't playing in Monday's preseason game against the Pelicans,

EDGE Analysis

Though Brewer was able to take part in Monday's morning shootaround, coach Kevin McHale elected to keep him out of a second straight preseason game. The Rockets haven't passed along word regarding the nature of Brewer's injury -- if there even is one -- so for the moment, it doesn't appear he's at risk of missing the team's regular-season opener.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer is going through shoot around before tonight's game against the Pelicans, though he is still questionable to play, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer missed the Rockets' last game the Miami Heat, where the Rockets lost 105-100. Though teams have been resting their players a lot during the preseason, you should always keep an eye on a player like Brewer's status as Houston has many players like Trevor Ariza, Sam Dekker, or K.J. McDaniels who could contribute in his absence.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer put together quite the line on Tuesday, tallying 21 points (6-12 FG, 6-10 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and seven steals in a 135-129 win over the Suns.

EDGE Analysis

The seven steals is just a ridiculous number, but it's no surprise when you see that the Suns committed 26 turnovers in this game. This is what Brewer brings to the table though, as he is one of the best thieves in the NBA. With the three-point production and steals Brewer provides, he's always valuable in categories formats.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
2 years ago

Brewer scored 20 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3PT, 8-9 FT) to go along with three rebounds, an assist and three steals in a 123-119 loss to the Magic on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

This is a glimpse into what Brewer brings to the table, as he can make some threes and provide steals at a nice rate. The role will always remain the same for Brewer no matter what team he plays for. He makes for a nice energizer off the bench and can give his team a spark at any moment through his hustle and perseverance. The fantasy value is limited though, as there's too much depth at forward for the Rockets right now. With that said, he could be a sneaky pick until Donatas Montiejunas returns from injury.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
3 years ago

Brewer re-signed Friday with the Rockets on a three-year, $24 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Brewer figures to reprise his role as one of Houston's first members off the bench, a capacity he thrived in late last season. The lanky winger has never been much of a threat behind the three-point arc, but his relentless energy on defense and ability to finish off fast breaks is ideally suited for the Rockets' up-tempo attack. Brewer may have to eventually fight off first-round draft choice Sam Dekker for court time, but at least in the early stages of 2015-16, he should play around 25 to 30 minutes a night.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
3 years ago

Brewer wants a long-term deal, but still is considering re-signing with the Rockets, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! reports.

After being traded from the Timberwolves to the Rockets this past season, Brewer came up huge off the bench down the final stretch of the season for Houston. He finished with averages of 11.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 25 minutes per game. The Rockets would likely love to have Brewer back, seeing as though he excels in their high-paced offensive attack, but the team may be reluctant to commit to a long-term deal with small forward, especially after they spent a first round pick in Thursday's draft on swingman Sam Dekker.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
3 years ago

Brewer was traded to the Rockets from the Timberwolves in December. He averaged 11.9 points, 1.0 three-pointers, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 1.1 steals in 25 minutes per game through 56 games with Houston in 2014-15.

At 29 years old, the eight-year NBA veteran will go into the offseason owning the rights to a player option. Brewer's shooting efficiency with Houston (43% FG, 28% 3Pt, 76% FT) was better than his shooting efficiency with Minnesota (42% FG, 20% 3Pt, 71% FT) this season. With players like Trevor Ariza and James Harden being the only competition ahead of him, Brewer filled an important role as a sixth man off the bench on a team that competed for a spot in the NBA Finals. Should he choose to re-sign with the Rockets, Brewer will most likely continue to garner similar minutes and production on a championship-caliber team.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
3 years ago

Brewer said Friday that he wants to return to Houston next season, Calvin Watkins of ESPN reports.

Brewer has the option to opt out of his contract for next season, and while he's yet to announce his decision, it's considered a formality that he'll opt out in hopes of landing a longer-term deal. Houston would likely love to bring the defensive-minded swingman back, but if he receives a lucrative offer from another team as an unrestricted free agent, the Rockets, who have other needs to fill, may not be able to so. Brewer averaged 11.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 56 regular season games this season after coming over from Minnesota via trade.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF LAL
3 years ago

Brewer averaged 25.8 minutes per game during the first round elimination of the Mavericks.

Brewer played a crucial role off the bench for the Rockets in the first round and even managed to average 14.4 points over that five-game stretch. He's still limited behind normal starter Trevor Ariza, but Brewer is a viable option moving forward in most postseason formats.