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

NBA Free Agency 2013: Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves Agree to Three Year, $15 Million Contract


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.

After signing Kevin Martin away from the Oklahoma City Thunder and re-signing Chase Budinger, the Minnesota Timberwolves are now closing in on a deal with Corey Brewer.

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.

Tags: Corey Brewer Minnesota TImberwolves NBA Free Agency