It seems as if every year, the Minnesota Timberwolves load up on a particular position. One year it’s point guard. The next year it’s small forward. This year, it’s shooting guards/wings.
Per ESPN’s Marc Stein:
Hearing: Wolves closing in on three-year deal with coveted swingman Corey Brewer in $15 million range
It’s certainly a bit odd considering how many similar players the Wolves have at the position, but given Brewer’s market desirability, it’s a solid coup none the less.
Add in the fact that they were able to nab the former Florida talent as a mid-level exception type money and it’s hard to begrudge the move, despite the influx of guards.
It’s also being suggested that the Wolves could attempt to trade a player, potentially Luke Ridnour to Oklahoma City in a sign and trade scenario for Kevin Martin which would clear some of the log jam and would allow the Thunder to get a much needed backup guard after losing Martin.