Corey Brewer traded to Houston Rockets, according to report
The Timberwolves’ wing was long been rumored to be on the move, and he’ll join a Rockets team in desperate need of some depth behind James Harden and Trevor Ariza.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets for backup shooter Troy Daniels, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The Rockets will absorb Brewer’s contract into an $8.4 million trade exception as part of the deal.
The deal is not finalized, but should be soon. Injured Timberwolves big man Ronny Turiaf is also involved, but he could end up on a third team, Wojnarowski reports.
Brewer will give the Rockets speed, defense and corner three-point shooting off the bench behind James Harden and Trevor Ariza. He played a big role on Denver’s 57-win team in 2012-13 and was signed by the Timberwolves last summer in their push for the playoffs. But Brewer found himself out of Minnesota’s long-term plans after it traded Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, so he’s been on the trade block. The Cleveland Cavaliers were also rumored to be interested, but Houston ended up winning the bidding.
More to come.