The New York Knicks ended up making a trade at the deadline after all as they have shipped bench guard Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a second round draft pick, according to CBS Sports Ken Berger.
Knicks send Ronnie Brewer to Thunder for second-round pick, league source confirms.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 21, 2013
Earlier in the day it had appeared as though the Knicks had pulled out of all trade talks, with J.J. Redick being the main name they were rumored to be involved with. Mike Woodson shot down rumors that Iman Shumpert was going to be traded and it was generally believed that Amare Stoudemire was also safe as well.
Ronnie Brewer — not so much.
The Thunder swapped a measly second round pick in exchange for a guy that can come off the bench and produce defensively at a high level. New York is getting a second round pick for a guy many felt had a bad contract as he was getting paid too little and would be returning to New York at the same price. Brewer signed a one year deal with the Knicks in the offseason and is a free agent at the end of the season.