Reuters/Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY SportsHouston Rockets guard Corey Brewer (33) shoots the ball and is fouled by Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in the second half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, March 27, 2016. Brewer, 31, will be joining his former coach with the Florida Gators, Billy Donovan.
Once he clears waivers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported Brewer is expected to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Brewer will sign a minimum deal for the remainder of the season, league sources said.
Brewer was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday and had reportedly lined up a team to land with, but also spoke with three Eastern Conference GMs prior to making his decision. Brewer would bring experience to the mix in his 11th National Basketball Association season, but he has a deeper tie to Oklahoma City.
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Brewer has spoken with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards, and Milwaukee Bucks as well before he chose to join the Thunder, per Charania.
Brewer will fortify the Thunder's depth on the wing after the team lost Andre Roberson for the season because of a ruptured left patellar tendon. He had fallen out of the Lakers' rotation recently and pursued a buyout to join a postseason contender. The veteran swingman has played 54 games this season, averaging 12.9 minutes per contest, so with an expiring contract it was no surprise when a buyout came to fruition on Wednesday. Brewer has career averages of 8.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 28 percent from deep.