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Corey Brewer
Corey Brewer
Position: -
Born: 03/05/86
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Earnings: $54,175,934 ($59,542,610*)
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the hiring of Bob Beyer, Casey Hill, and Rex Walters as assistant coaches, along with Corey Brewer and Beno Udrih as player development coaches. They join Assistant Coach Fred Vinson and Teresa Weatherspoon, who has been promoted to assistant coach, and Player Development Coach Darnell Lazare on Head Coach Stan Van Gundy’s staff. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
“I am excited about our coaching staff,” said Van Gundy. “We have a great mix of background, experience, perspective and expertise. Four of our assistants have been head coaches at the professional or NCAA Division I levels. Five of our coaches played in the NBA or WNBA. Three coaches have institutional knowledge having worked for Griff, Trajan and current Pelicans players, while three others have worked with me and two bring us an entirely new perspective. I am looking forward to working with this staff to maximize the potential of our talented players.”
Corey Brewer: What is it like to guard these superstars? Here’s a player-by-player breakdown. Today, we’ll focus on the active NBA players I’ve matched up against, then I’ll look at the retired legends I’ve guarded in part two: LeBron James – Man, LeBron is a difficult guard just because he’s so smart. He does everything well. I always wanted him to take jump shots. If LeBron’s shooting jumpers on me, I’m actually happy because he’s unstoppable — really unstoppable — when he drives. He’s bailing me out if he’s taking the jump shot. It’s not that he can’t shoot. He can shoot; he’s improved his jumper. But I want him shooting the jump shot 100 percent of the time because when he drives to the rim, he’s scoring every single time or he’s gonna make a play for somebody else because his vision is amazing.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – Giannis is tough. He’s still young and he’s getting better, too. Each time you play him, you can see that he’s getting better and that he’s adding stuff to his game. He’s one of those guys where anytime you play him, you’re like, “Man, this is gonna be a long night…” He knows his game. He wants to get to the basket. He knows if he gets in the paint, it’s two points. That length, that athleticism and that strength? Good luck slowing him down. Since he’s put on the weight and muscle, it made him almost unstoppable when he gets in the paint.
Corey Brewer: James is a special player and when you’re guarding somebody as good as James is with the ball, you have to take something away. For me, I want to take the rim away and make him shoot those stepbacks. He may beat me on some nights with the stepbacks, but he’s gonna beat me every night going to the rim and drawing fouls. I like to pressure him to wear him down, so I’m gonna pick James up 94 feet and try to bother him all over the court. As soon as the ball is inbounded, I’m picking him up and trying to wear him down because I feel like I can get an advantage by making him work for everything. Hopefully, by the fourth quarter, those stepbacks become a lot tougher than they were in the first quarter. Even if he’s making some in the first half, I feel like if I’m playing hard enough and pressing him enough, those shots will be way harder in the fourth quarter and that gives my team a chance to win.
Corey Brewer: Kevin Durant has no flaws in his game. It’s really hard to even say how you guard him because I never guard him the same way; you can’t guard him the same way. I just try to throw as many looks at him as I can and hope he’s having an off night. I’m more focused on trying to get in front of him, trying to keep the ball out of his hands, which is almost impossible because he’s so tall and guys are gonna go over the top. But I’m gonna front, I’m gonna do anything I can not to let him touch the ball. And if he does touch the ball, I want him to touch the ball way out on the perimeter. After that, you just hope and pray for the shot clock to run down or a situation where I can get a hand up — anything I can do to defend him.