Philly Front Office

Sixers Move On From Corey Brewer

The Sixers have decided not to sign Corey Brewer to a contract for the rest of the season, making the veteran swingman an unrestricted free agent.

The NBA trade deadline is quickly approaching and the Sixers haven’t found any solutions to their depth issues yet. Their most recent move was signing veteran Corey Brewer to two, 10-day deals. A couple of strong games from Brewer got fans thinking he could stick around. That doesn’t seem to be the case. At least not right now.

With roster flexibility being so important to the Sixers around the deadline, the team has opted not to sign Brewer for the rest of the season.

A wrist injury to Jimmy Butler put Brewer in the starting lineup for a few games. He was a defensive nuisance against James Harden and the Rockets and contributed nicely against the Spurs.

Since those two games, he hasn’t brought a whole lot to the court. While defensive intensity is important, Brewer’s lack of range offensively limits the Sixers. Over the last four games, he was a combined -29, scoring just 10 points on 4-for-15 shooting.

Although he struggled to shoot, Brewer seemed like a really good fit in the locker room with the team. In a short time, you could tell he created meaningful relationship with a number of players.

Brewer can now sign with any other team. If the Sixers are unable to fill both of their open roster spots via trade or buy-out, he could very well return.

Overall in seven games for the Sixers, Brewer averaged 7.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting.

 

Brandon Apter

Brandon Apter writes about the Sixers and Phillies for 97.3 ESPN and Philly Front Office. A Philadelphia native, Brandon graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in 2009. After working in Minor League Baseball for nine seasons, Brandon currently does Marketing & Social Media for Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

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