April 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Corey Brewer (13) during the first half against the Phoenix Suns at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves Need to Sign Defensive Minded Small Forward


The Timberwolves made a splash in free agency yesterday and signed two much needed shooters in Chase Budinger and Kevin Martin. Unfortunately, neither of these players are great on the defensive end. I am definitely happy with the signings but Minnesota needs a lockdown defender in one of the wing positions. This small forward will start Minnesota will not need another scorer in the starting lineup with Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic, and Kevin Martin. The Wolves also need this forward to come cheap as they do not have much money left after signing Martin and Budinger and also focusing on resigning Nikola Pekvoic. There are a few options for the Timberwolves that will likely come at the veterans minimum. Some options to sign through free agency are: Matt Barnes, Corey Brewer, and Al-Farouq Aminu. Barnes is probably the most skilled out of these players after averaging 10.3 ppg, along with 4.3 rpg but I think the most likely to sign with Minnesota would be Corey Brewer.

Brewer has the length to play small forward or shooting guard but will most likely start at small forward.Brewer has the length to play small forward or shooting guard but will most likely start at small forward. Brewer was drafted by Minnesota in 2007 and recorded his best season in Minnesota averaging 13 ppg, and 2.4 apg. He would bring some athleticism to the wing which the Timberwolves lacked last season. Brewer is not phased by players better than him and when Minnesota plays a team like the New York Knicks he will be guarding Carmelo Anthony. Brewer brings tenacity and toughness to the wing, which is something the Timberwolves have lacked in recent years and would be a great fit in Minnesota.

Tags: Corey Brewer Minnesota Timberwolves Nba Free Agency

  • gagu

    Solid reasoning, Hope it Works out with Brewer.

    • Jack Jameson

      Thanks for the read @disqus_DACUKLtEI0:disqus! I feel like Brewer could bring a whole new mind set to the team and help them on the defensive end.

    • amehra11

      Brewer would be a great pickup as he provides lockdown D off the bench. The Wolves should try to get him at all costs cause he could be vital in a playoff push.

  • TWOLVEMANIAC

    Corey Brewer would be a huge pickup and I completely agree with you! We should do all we can to get this guy!

    • amehra11

      He’d be great off the bench as depth!

      • TWOLVEMANIAC

        Your an idiot!!!!!!

        • amehra11

          well that escalated quickly…