HoopsHype Ronnie Brewer rumors

February 20, 2013 Updates

Jared Zwerling: Sources tell me the #Knicks are shopping Ronnie Brewer. Not sure for who. J. O'Neal (via trade) & L. Amundson (via pickup) are also targets. Twitter @JaredZwerling

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Steve Novak did his hands-to-the-waist sign, mimicking putting on a championship boxing belt. Raymond Felton and Ronnie Brewer, the only other Knicks who made threes in a game when they shot too many, allowing Phoenix to pull within six points late, didn’t even bother doing anything. “It just means three," Novak said of Wallace’s sign. “ We just sit around and come up with these kinds of silly things." New York Daily News

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Ronnie Brewer loves N.Y. He turned down larger offers to join the Knicks and he can't wait for the season to start: After the Chicago Bulls decided not to guarantee the final year of Ronnie Brewer’s contract, the New York Knicks started their pursuit. The Knicks made their interest known very early and aggressively recruited the 27-year-old. “From day one, the Knicks were on me and my agent,” Brewer told HOOPSWORLD. “I had some relationships with people in the organization. Darrell Walker, one of the assistant coaches, and Damon Jones, who works in the front office, both went to Arkansas and they reached out to me. Mike Woodson reached out to me and the GM reached out to me as well. I felt like they really wanted me and I was an important target for their team, maybe the missing piece for them to be successful. It felt good to have the coaches and management reach out to me and recruit me.” Sulia

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He has a good chance, because free-agent signee Ronnie Brewer had knee surgery in early September and won’t start practicing for two weeks. Iman Shumpert, incumbent starter at shooting guard, may not be back until January as he rehabs from ACL surgery. The shooting guard position is Smith’s for the taking. He admitted concern about being pegged as a bench player, perhaps because of a bad-boy rep. “I’d rather start. I’ve been playing [eight] years, coming off the bench,’’ Smith said yesterday. “Whether it stays [that way] or goes, I’m going to be same person I am. I prefer to start. I’d rather be a starter. If not, I understand that.’’ New York Post

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Knicks guard Ronnie Brewer had a left knee arthroscopy for a medial meniscus tear that had occurred during the past two weeks, the team announced yesterday. He is expected to be out for approximately six weeks. That means the former Bulls shooting guard will miss the first two weeks of training camp, which starts Oct. 2. But Brewer tweeted he would play in the regular season opener. “If y’all haven’t already heard I had successful meniscus surgery. Started rehab this morning. Minor setback for a major comeback,” he tweeted. “I appreciate the prayers and get well soons from everyone. Much appreciated. Will for sure be 100 [percent] for season opener.” New York Post

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Ronnie Brewer had exactly the attitude the Knicks were hoping to find out of one of the quality veteran players left in free agency. "It didn't come down to money," Brewer told WFAN Radio in New York. "It's where you want to go and where you feel comfortable." Brewer signed for the veteran's minimum, which is all the Knicks had left to offer after using up just about every tool they had to sign Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton and Marcus Camby. The 6-foot-7 Brewer fills an important need for a wing defender, which is especially important with All- Rookie Team guard Iman Shumpert expected to miss about half of the season while recovering from a knee injury. CBSSports.com

August 1, 2012 Updates

Brewer: When Chicago didn't pick up my [team] option [of $4.37 million in early July], it was kind of like a speed-dating thing. I looked at a lot of different teams. I heard their pitching approach and at the end of the day, to me, even though there were teams that offered me more money and more years, I just felt like the best fit for me as a player and what I do with my talents, and the style of play, New York was the perfect fit for me. With the star power -- with Carmelo, Amare, Tyson and Coach Woodson -- I think I fit in perfectly. ESPN.com

July 31, 2012 Updates

“A lot of different teams were reaching out to me and I was weighing my options,” Brewer said to HOOPSWORLD. “At the end of the day, it didn’t come down to money. It came down to the best situation for me, as a person and as a player. I wanted to go somewhere I could win and have success. I wanted to go to a situation where playing basketball would be fun and I would enjoy doing it. You can go to a team that’s not as a good so that you thrive a little bit more, even though you’re losing, but that’s not fun to me. I wanted to go to a place where I could win.” “From day one, the Knicks were on me and my agent,” Brewer said. “I had some relationships with people in the organization. Darrell Walker, one of the assistant coaches, and Damon Jones, who works in the front office, both went to Arkansas and they reached out to me. Coach Woodson reached out to me and the GM reached out to me as well. I felt like they really wanted me and I was an important target for their team, maybe the missing piece for them to be successful. It felt good to have the coaches and management reach out to me and recruit me.” HoopsWorld

July 26, 2012 Updates

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