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Sources told ESPN.com that the Timberwolves, beset with injuries and mired at the foot of the Western Conference with a record of 5-19, are again engaging contending teams in trade discussions for Brewer after making him available in mid-November and then abruptly pulling him off the market. The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers, sources said, remain the most interested suitors for Brewer, but have also been joined by the Los Angeles Clippers. 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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With Jeremy Lin back in town for the first time since the Rockets dealt him to the Lakers, the Rockets are eager to cash in the trade chip they picked up in that deal. The Rockets have been actively seeking to deal the $8.34 million trade exception that came with the Lin trade in a change to their original strategy, according to a person familiar with their trade talks around the league. Houston Chronicle

The Rockets have talked to teams about 10 to 12 players, the individual familiar with the trade talks said. They had been expected to wait until more players were eligible to be traded, either after Dec. 15 when players signed in the off-season can be dealt or more likely at the February trade deadline. The Rockets, however, determined that there might not be a large enough increase in potential trade targets in December and that a deal now could actually strengthen their options in February, particularly if seeking a larger deal for a more coveted player. Houston Chronicle

 

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