We all know that the Sixers are in desperate need for some depth and that their role players aren’t good enough at the moment.
With this in mind, the Sixers recently called some Veterans and some Delaware 87ers players to perform some workouts with the team. Our Sixers are a few pieces away from being able to compete with the best teams in the league and being considered a serious championship contender. The Sixers are in for a brutal schedule over the course of the next three weeks, but they started off on the right foot with a 24 point road victory over the Indiana Pacers last night.
Two days ago, the Sixers signed 32 year-old Veteran Corey Brewer to a 10 day contract. He averaged 10.1 Points, 3.4 Rebounds, and 1.4 assists for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year. This is a great move in my opinion. First of all, he’s a Veteran with some playoff experience. Secondly, he can shoot the three ball, which is important because none of our bench players can shoot the three ball consistently aside from Landry Shamet as well as some bursts from Furkan Korkmaz and Mike Muscala. And more importantly, he’s an excellent wing defender, which the Sixers could really use. I think he’ll be a good addition to this young core. Sure, this might not be the blockbuster move that fans were hoping for, but he’ll bring some defensive persistence and bench help.
Once the Sixers signed Corey Brewer he was immediately put in to play on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Philadelphia. Although Brewer only played for eight minutes, he had a nice, solid start. He recorded a steal and scored his first three pointer of the season. Brewer finished the game with three points, two rebounds, and two assists. Considering his limited minutes, those are pretty good numbers, and if he keeps putting in effort and if he continues to be a good asset, Elton Brand will give Brewer a one-year contract to finish the season with the Sixers. I’m hoping that he can get some more playing time.
JJ Redick quoted: “I think he’s like one of those active players that just comes in the game, provides energy, makes plays,” the 13-year Veteran said that in his press conference after the Sixers dominating 149-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Redick continued, “He got out of transition, had an assist, got a steal, hit a three. He’s a high-energy player, has always been a great transition player and he can provide some energy and deflections defensively.” Brewer’s energy, work ethic and his positive attitude is exactly what the team needs, it will help the team to win more games moving forward. Brewer played with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season.
In the meantime, we are not sure where Corey Brewer fits in this group, and we are not sure how many minutes he’s going to play per game. He did not see any action against the Pacers, but hopefully he can get back on the floor before his 10 day contract expires. I cannot wait to see what he brings to the table, I think he’s going to play extremely well for this team. Elton Brand is still looking to find the right pieces to go around with his big three stars, so that they can go to the NBA Finals, which is Brett Brown’s biggest goal for this season. Right now, we just have to be patient.