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Ronnie Brewer
Ronnie Brewer
Position: None
Born: 03/20/85
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Prosecutors say former Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer has been sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to driving drunk in Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says the 29-year-old Brewer entered the plea to the misdemeanor charge through an attorney Tuesday. Prosecutors had alleged he was driving at about twice the legal blood-alcohol limit when he was pulled over near Rodeo Drive in February.
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The Bulls quickly moved on, working to finalize an agreement with Pau Gasol. League sources said a sign-and-trade acquisition has been discussed with the Lakers in order for the Bulls to land the All-Star center from Spain. Though the Lakers would have to nimbly execute several transactions that started with Friday’s agreement to trade for the Rockets’ Jeremy Lin, a league source indicated the Bulls have discussed sending Mike Dunleavy and the non-guaranteed contracts of Mike James, Lou Amundsen and Ronnie Brewer to the Lakers.
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On the day the Bulls took their official team picture before practice, Brewer arrived in time to be captured for posterity. He signed a free-agent contract to return to the team where he averaged 6.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists as a critical rotation piece for a team that led the NBA in regular-season victories from 2010-12. “I’m very excited to be playing with (coach Tom Thibodeau),” Brewer said. “He’s a tough coach. I play hard and try to hustle. That’s the type of players he likes. I’m just happy to be back with some of my old teammates. “I never needed the ball a lot on offense and I try to play as hard as I can on defense. I feel like if I do that, I can help this team out.”
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The Bulls’ plan to add at least Mike James and likely Ronnie Brewer and possibly a third player remains on track. These prorated veteran-minimum salaries have been factored into the Bulls’ luxury-tax situation. Beyond the front-office ramifications, genuine happiness prevailed. “I’m so happy for him because he works way too hard not to be in the league,” Taj Gibson said. “Being a rookie on this team is tough sometimes. You really have to be patient.”
Bulls management remained quiet on the possibility of signing Ronnie Brewer and/or Mike James, but sources said the team will beef up its roster next week. After waiving rookie forward Erik Murphy, it’s even possible the Bulls will add three prorated veteran minimum contracts to bring the roster to 15. James is a virtual certainty to return. Signing Brewer also is being considered as a way to reduce the workload of Jimmy Butler, whose 41.9 minutes per game in March was the NBA’s most.
Brewer said he also considered returning to the Chicago Bulls, where he played for two years, or rejoining the Utah Jazz where he was drafted in the first round out of Arkansas in 2006. The L.A. Lakers were also on his radar, but Brewer thought the Rockets would be the best fit for him. “They play my style,” Brewer said. “Dwight Howard is a defender, but can get up and down the court. Same thing with James Harden, (Chandler) Parsons and Jeremy Lin. We’re going to get up and down the court. You need defenders. I think I feel both of those (areas).”
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Free agent forward Ronnie Brewer arrived in Houston late Monday afternoon to take his physical and then he will sign with the Rockets. Brewer, who is heading into his eighth NBA season, agreed to a two-year contract. He said he is not concerned with the fact that his Rockets deal is partially guaranteed. “I wasn’t worried too much about it,” Brewer said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. “If I come in and I do what I’m supposed to do, all of that goes out the window. I’m going to come in and play as hard as I possibly can. From the time I step on the court I’m in training camp, and hopefully the coaches, the players and the fans can take notice of that.