HoopsHype Ronnie Brewer rumors

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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. FOX 26 Sports

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)." FOX 26 Sports

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With Derrick Rose working hard to recover from his torn ACL, Ronnie Brewer believes the Chicago Bulls made a mistake by leaking that the 2011 NBA MVP has been medically cleared to return. “I felt it was unfortunate the [Bulls] released that Derrick was cleared to play,” Brewer told RealGM on Saturday night. “It’s a process and that’s a dramatic injury. If you’re not 110 percent mentally there and you still have thoughts and regrets about the injury, you’re not going to be playing at a high level. Until you can do that, he’s still not cleared in my opinion.” RealGM

February 22, 2013 Updates

Q: What made you go after Ronnie Brewer, and how long have you had your eye on him? A: I think the opportunity to add a player like Ronnie without dipping into our immediate player rotation was something we feel like we needed to pursue. He brings a defensive mind-set, versatility as a perimeter defender, and he comes in with over 300 games started. But more impressive to us is the fact that he’s played for some organizations that we really have a lot of respect for. In addition to that, he’s a high-character, hard-working individual that we feel like is going to fit well with our current group. Oklahoman

February 21, 2013 Updates

Al Iannazzone: Knicks are sending Brewer to OKC for a pick. It clears a roster spot in case the Knicks want to sign someone. Twitter @Al_Iannazzone

Jared Zwerling: Some notes: Shump won't be traded. Brewer most tradeable. No issues w/ Woody, but less freelancing. Some want White starting at the 3 for D. Twitter @JaredZwerling

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