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Sacramento Kings sign Corey Brewer for remainder of season

Corey Brewer is back to give the Kings wing depth and a veteran presence.

The Sacramento Kings are signing Corey Brewer for the remainder of the season, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Shams also notes that Brewer picked the Kings despite other offers being possible.

Today was the first day teams could sign players to open roster spots and the Kings wasted no time.

Our own Sanjesh Singh wrote earlier today about Brewer being a good choice for the Kings in free agency.

Brewer is an excellent use of the Kings final roster spot. He’s a versatile wing who can play and defend multiple positions. Brewer is capable of scoring in bursts, and is one of those quintessential guys who is ready whenever their number is called. He’ll be a good locker room presence, and won’t be upset if he isn’t playing a lot of minutes. He’s already played alongside many players on the roster as well.

Welcome back to Sacramento, Corey Brewer!

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Sanjesh Singh
Member
10 days ago

Brewer is a great choice given the lack of options out there. Familiar with most of the guys too

Dennis Allen
10 days ago

i’ve been trying to log in since the day the site started. i didn’t do anything different in weeks, but it finally let me in.
 
i even went thru the link to let ya know about login problems, but that led to an infinite loop back to the same link.
 
now that i’m finally logged in…
 
 
 
… i guess i’ll stay quiet for a year or two.
 
nice arena site, tho

Adam Dieter
10 days ago

So, I’m a bit confused. I thought Brewer had signed through the rest of the season before the shutdown? I know he was on some 10-day deals, but I thought he had inked a deal for the remainder of the season? Can someone clarify?

Adam Dieter
10 days ago
Reply to  Adamsite

Ok, never mind. I’m thinking of last season. It’s been too long without basketball to keep my mind straight.

Kevin Lam
10 days ago
Reply to  Adamsite

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Alek Bohigian
10 days ago

It’s nothing Earth shattering but I think this makes sense. Wing depth is an issue and at least Brewer plays hard and can play some defense if asked.

Bobby Kennedy
10 days ago

Love this signing! If Brewer & Holmes are on the court together, the energetic momentum could swing the Kings to some surprising victories.

Sanjesh Singh
Member
10 days ago
Reply to  TheBufferZone

Add Bazemore to that too

T I
10 days ago
Reply to  TheBufferZone

I like Brewer generally, but he wasn’t able to grab a job in the NBA this season. So not sure I’d expect to see him on the floor a ton.

Rory Cornell
10 days ago
Reply to  Otis

I can’t remember what podcast I was listening to, but they basically called Brewer a fake 3&D guy because he’s basically sucked at shooting threes his entire career, but takes them at a pretty high volume. I looked at his stats, and he actually has the 3rd lowest 3P% ever (28.4%) for a player that’s attempted at least 1000 threes.
 
To his credit his shooting and scoring percentages were all basically career highs last season in the 300 minutes he played in Sacramento. That’s obviously a small sample size, but hopefully it’s an indicator that he can be a net positive in 10-15 minutes off the bench. Plus he seems like the type of guy that won’t need a ton of conditioning. He just always seems to play hard even in his advanced age (which is somehow 7 years younger than me).

furious.d
10 days ago
Reply to  RORDOG

I know it’s not your take, but I’d say that’s an oversimplification by the podcasters. 3&D wasn’t even a defined concept when Brewer entered the league. He was the 7th pick in a very weak draft because his athleticism, length, and tenacity indicated he’d be an immediate contributor defensively. Everyone knew his jumper was poor. His 13 year career indicates that assessment was correct, even if there was early hope his offense would develop enough for him to become more than a role player.
 
I guess the point the podcasters were trying to make is that he took too many 3s for an inefficient shooter, but a career average of 2.2 3pt attempts doesn’t exactly make him a high volume chucker. Not every defense-first player needs to be analyzed through the 3&D lens.

Rory Cornell
10 days ago
Reply to  furious.d

If I remember correctly the discussion was regarding his time in Houston. Basically, it was just a general point that in the past a 3&D wing was someone who excelled at both skills. The definition has evolved over time to essentially include any player whose primary responsibilities are to take spot up 3s and guard the perimeter regardless their competence in one or both responsibilities.

Ican Hascheezburger
10 days ago

Thanks to Brad for drawing Corey Brewer, which compelled Corey Brewer to sign with the Kings!
 
I love it. 🙂

Tim Go
10 days ago
Reply to  Kosta

Now draw Pop.

Rob Hessing
10 days ago

Can he play small forward head coach?

Kevin Fung
10 days ago
Reply to  RobHessing

Ironically the head coach could play SF, not that he was any good at that either.

T I
10 days ago

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Adam Jones
10 days ago

Loving the content, guys. And the signing!

John Lace
10 days ago

I gotta say I’ve like Brewer’s personality since he was a rook.

Rik Smits
10 days ago
Reply to  JoeEnzyme

Love the guy!
 
My favorite story:

Early this season, Brewer, who was traded to the Lakers in late February, took a pass on the baseline, drove, spun, shook two defenders with a 360 and missed a point-blank shot at the rim. “Coach, I did my thing,” he told D’Antoni, “but then I got to the rim and just ran out of talent.”

“Ran out of talent,” D’Antoni repeats. “Best line in the history of basketball.”

Kings Guru21
10 days ago

Coolio foolio.

Dale Moore
10 days ago

The Man’s a Player!! Always liked his game. Glad to have him.
 

T D
10 days ago

On this hand: Love me some Brewer. Fun, energetic vet that gives you tiny bursts off the bench and entertaining flashes! Awesome!
 
On that hand: This is very much a zero-impact move in the grand scheme of things. So, meh?

Kings Guru21
10 days ago
Reply to  1951

What kind of high impact move could you realistically expect given the nature of events?

T D
10 days ago
Reply to  Kingsguru21

Zero.
 
Plus, the Kings are their own circumstances, so the nature of events has little impact on that analysis for this FO at this time!

Kings Guru21
10 days ago
Reply to  1951

I’ll rephrase. What would you expect a competent FO to do?

Rory Cornell
10 days ago
Reply to  Kingsguru21

Give me one million dollars

Kings Guru21
10 days ago
Reply to  RORDOG

Shaddup you.

T I
10 days ago
Reply to  RORDOG

I like the cut of your jib, sir.

T D
10 days ago
Reply to  Kingsguru21

Create an environment/competitive team where impact FAs are interested in coming.
 
So you know, draft Luka, etc. etc. etc.
 

Last edited 10 days ago by 1951
Kings Guru21
10 days ago
Reply to  1951

So what does that have to do with the Corey Brewer signing? Particularly in this circumstance?
 

Last edited 10 days ago by Kingsguru21
T D
10 days ago
Reply to  Kingsguru21

“This is very much a zero-impact move in the grand scheme of things.”
 

Kings Guru21
9 days ago
Reply to  1951

Right. A move for depth that provides little impact at best. Or most likely zero impact.
 
Again, what does this say about the FO if anything at all? I don’t get it.

T D
8 days ago
Reply to  Kingsguru21

It seems like you get it perfectly.
 
Compare:
 
“Right. A move for depth that provides little impact at best. Or most likely zero impact.”
 
with:
 
“On this hand: Love me some Brewer. Fun, energetic vet that gives you tiny bursts off the bench and entertaining flashes! Awesome!
 
On that hand: This is very much a zero-impact move in the grand scheme of things. So, meh?”
 
 
[insert “they are the same thing” meme]
 
 
I said nothing about how this individual signing judged solely on its own reflects on the FO. But, since you are asking for my opinion on that: it is a perfectly reasonable, albeit inconsequential, roster move.
 
 
 
 

Rory Cornell
9 days ago
Reply to  Kingsguru21

The Kings could’ve signed former Cal Poly great David Nwaba to a two year deal instead.

Kings Guru21
9 days ago
Reply to  RORDOG

You would have gotten a finder’s fee for Nwaba, wouldn’t you? Don’t lie Bratz.

Rory Cornell
9 days ago
Reply to  Kingsguru21

I think current Stockton Kings Assistant GM, and former Cal Poly mediocre, Drake U’u would get partial credit.

T D
10 days ago
Reply to  1951

I am assuming that the down vote is for the “Love me some Brewer” part!
 
Serious Brewer haters out there! (winky face)

Rory Cornell
10 days ago
Reply to  1951

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Rob Hessing
9 days ago
Reply to  1951

If you look at the down votes in this thread, it appears that Vlade’s TKH account has gone live

Rory Cornell
9 days ago
Reply to  RobHessing

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Fifth Mookie
10 days ago

Best thing EVER:
 
 

Fifth Mookie
10 days ago
Reply to  TheFifthMookie

 

Rik Smits
10 days ago
Reply to  TheFifthMookie

Haha, yeah. I saw it too. Great!

Camera Marty
10 days ago
Reply to  TheFifthMookie

So good.

Kevin Lam
10 days ago
Reply to  TheFifthMookie

Awesome.

T I
10 days ago
Reply to  TheFifthMookie

Epic.
 

Last edited 10 days ago by Otis
Rob Hessing
9 days ago
Reply to  TheFifthMookie

Epic.

Ars Legendi
10 days ago

I like this. I’ve always liked Brewer’s defense.

Jake Whitaker
9 days ago

I’ll admit that I wanted Shump just because if we could go back in time and take “The Scores” but replace Willie with Richaun we totally would’ve made the fucking playoffs.
 
But Brewer is pretty awesome too.
 

Last edited 9 days ago by jdwhit
Tom Cutter
9 days ago
Reply to  jdwhit

Shump would not make the Checking Browser status page.

Tom Cutter
9 days ago
Reply to  ZillersCat

I think the Fish should be part of the 404 page .. Who is with me? & the 501 page OP sucks!
 

Last edited 9 days ago by ZillersCat

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