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December 17, 2014 Updates

Houston and Cleveland remain the best positioned to make a deal because both teams possess an active trade exception large enough to absorb Brewer's $4.7 million salary. But sources say that the Wolves are seeking a future first-round pick in exchange for Brewer, something the Cavaliers are reluctant to surrender. ESPN.com

ESPN.com has learned the Wolves granted permission to the Rockets and Cavs last month to talk to Brewer's representatives when a trade appeared imminent, since both teams would hope to persuade Brewer to waive his $4.9 million option for next season to help facilitate the trade and lessen the long-term financial implications of acquiring him. It's believed that Brewer will consider doing so for the opportunity to join a title contender. ESPN.com

The Rockets, meanwhile, have been known to ‎covet Brewer since last season, with sources saying they registered trade interest in the 28-year-old even before Brewer uncorked a career-high 51 points against Houston late last season. Rockets coach Kevin McHale drafted Brewer in Minnesota when he was still the Wolves' general manager and, according to sources, spoke directly to Brewer last month when the Wolves gave Houston permission to do so. ESPN.com

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Marc Stein: Judging by quote @ Jon Krawczynski just reported from Wolves practice, sounds like 'Sota might be backtracking on plan to trade Corey Brewer Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

Marc Stein: Rockets have made it clear they're ready to move NOW. Cavs said to be weighing whether to prioritize pursuing rim protector or wing depth Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

November 19, 2014 Updates

Jerry Zgoda: To make matters worse: Brewer & Martin both have been ill today & had IVs. Their status is uncertain for tonight Twitter @JerryZgoda

November 17, 2014 Updates

The Cavs are unquestionably interested in a deal for Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer, as reported Sunday by ESPN. One team official told FOX Sports Ohio that Brewer would be the perfect fit. He defends wings, doesn't need the ball, and would allow Marion to move back to his role as James' backup at small forward. And yes, keep the often shot-happy Waiters coming off the bench and scoring points -- which is how the Cavs' really like him. FoxSports.com

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