Corey Brewer Rumors

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Corey Brewer
Corey Brewer
Position: F-G
Born: 03/05/86
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $8,229,375
Here is a case where we thought the Rockets would make changes, but they didn’t. Make no mistake, the desire to trade players remains despite the improved record. The Rockets talked to teams about trades regarding forward Terrence Jones and Brewer. Lawson’s reps sought more playing time elsewhere and there was a report Howard wanted out, something he disputed. When the Rockets signed second-round pick Montrezl Harrell to a three-year, $3.1 million deal during the summer, it used a portion of the non-taxpayer mid-level exception, pushing them to the apron level of a hard salary cap of $88.7 million. Morey is limited in what he can do because he can’t take on a huge salary for this season with the hard cap.
Storyline: Corey Brewer Trade?
Ryan Anderson is on the wish list of several teams. Josh Smith can be had … again. Markieff Morris is playing again in what looks like a showcase. Terrence Jones’s name is resurfacing again, along with Houston Rockets teammate Corey Brewer — who is eligible to be dealt as of 12:01 a.m. EST Friday. The NBA trade deadline is a month away, and GMs are working the phones more diligently. Teams are either looking to land a difference maker for a playoff push, or spur a rebuilding effort by shedding salary and veterans blocking the development of younger players on the rise. The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans are two of several teams that have aggressively worked the phones. The Kings called the Pelicans and offered Gay for Anderson, league sources tell SheridanHoops.
Yet it turns out that a trade that intrigues Houston greatly and might well have gone down this week, according to league sources, still can’t happen, thanks to the NBA’s (occasionally) complex trade-eligibility rules. As reported Dec. 6, Houston has serious interest in the Phoenix Suns’ very available Markieff Morris. And a Rockets offer of Corey Brewer and Terrence Jones, sources say, has not only been seriously discussed, the teams could get that deal done. The problem: Brewer isn’t quite clear to be dealt yet. Because the Rockets re-signed Brewer to a salary ($8.2 million) that exceeds his prior salary ($4.7 million) by more than 20 percent — and because Houston is over the salary cap — Houston can’t deal the veteran swingman until Jan. 15 as opposed to Dec. 15.