Apr 26, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Corey Brewer (13) reacts after making a three point basket against the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Brewer Unlikely to Return to Denver Nuggets; Several Teams Interested


The Denver Nuggets are not expected to keep Corey Brewer for the 2013-14 NBA season. According to the most recent reports, several teams are interested in bringing in the former top ten pick. One of the teams with the most interest is the Minnesota Timberwolves.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Minnesota discussed sign-and-trade possibilities with Denver on Brewer, but the Nuggets aren’t interested in bringing back the guards – Luke Ridnour or J.J. Barea – that the T’wolves would’ve parted with to pay Brewer an annual salary in the $5 million range, sources said. The Nuggets had shown a strong interest in re-signing Brewer, but have been unwilling to go so high on an offer to him, sources said.

Brewer is engaged in talks with several teams around the league, but is doubtful to return to Denver now, sources said.

Last season, Brewer averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

If he ends up in Minnesota, Brewer could be a solid compliment to the Timberwolves surplus of back court talent.

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