Sacramento Kings are getting a veteran addition for their young team ahead of the NBA season resume in Orlando. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Kings agreed to a deal with veteran Corey Brewer.
Brewer will join the Kings during the NBA’s transaction window that will remain open until the end of June. The 34-year-old, who hasn’t played in 2019/20, reportedly had several other offers but opted for Sacramento.
Corey Brewer earned a reputation of a journeyman in recent seasons, spending time with LA Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings between 2017 and 2019. Brewer last played with the Kings during 2018/19 seasons, appearing in 24 games in which he averaged 4.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.
Brewer, who was the seventh overall pick in 2007, left the biggest mark in Minnesota, where he played six seasons with Timberwolves. He also dressed up for Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets while being part of the Dallas Mavericks championship-winning team in 2011.
Sacramento Kings hope that the addition of Brewer and his veteran leadership will help the team in the upcoming race for the playoff spot in the Western Conference. Kings are currently 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies at No.8 and will have eight regular-season games to catch them once the NBA resumes its activities next month. It is important to note that Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans have the same record as Sacramento and are also looking to get the last postseason place.