Corey Brewer
SG/SF OKC
2 years 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 OKC
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 OKC
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 OKC
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 OKC
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 OKC
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.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF OKC
2 years ago

Brewer had five points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, and one steal in 14 minutes during the Rockets' 106-100 win against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Brewer's minutes have dipped from 24 per game in February to 19 per appearance in March. Besides December and March, Brewer has averaged a minimum of 20 minutes per contest. However, his outside shooting has been awful this month, and over the course of the season in general. If Brewer is going to see more time over the last stretch of regular season games, he will need to connect on a couple triples here and there, as the team's spacing tends to die when he steps onto the court.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF OKC
2 years ago

Brewer scored 21 points (9-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding three rebounds, a steal and a block in 27 minutes off the bench during Saturday's loss to the Hornets.

EDGE Analysis

In a game where James Harden was held in check, Brewer wound up up leading the Rockets in scoring. Through six games in March, he now has two games with 20 or more points, two where he scored in the low double digits, and two where he scored in single digits including a miserable two-point effort against the Sixers on Wednesday. Brewer's capable of occasional outbursts, but his role on Houston's second unit prevents him from being any kind of consistent fantasy asset.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF OKC
2 years ago

Brewer scored 23 points (9-19 FG, 5-10 3Pt) while adding four rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes off the bench during Sunday's win over the Raptors.

EDGE Analysis

The streaky shooter was just 1-for-11 from three-point range over the first six games after the All-Star break, but Brewer has found his stroke again, going 7-for-13 attempts from downtown over the last two games. He'll try to stay locked in when the Rockets continue their east coast road trip Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Corey Brewer
SG/SF OKC
2 years ago

Brewer was held without a point (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and had one rebound, one assist, and one steal across 14 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bucks.

EDGE Analysis

After scoring 10 points and 15 points, respectively, in the Rockets' previous two games, Brewer saw his court time and production drop off steadily Monday night. Brewer's decline in usage can likely be attributed to starting small forward Trevor Ariza submitting one of his best lines of the season (20 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds over 35 minutes), but even on Ariza's off nights, Brewer can hardly be trusted for consistent numbers. Prior to the two-game scoring outburst, Brewer had combined for 30 points in the preceding five contests.