According to David Aldridge, the New York Knicks have come to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent shooting guard Ronnie Brewer. Brewer has spent his past two years in Chicago and he averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game last year, while playing 24.8 minutes a game.
Since the Knicks have no remaining sign-and-trade assets, they’ll be signing Brewer for the veteran’s minimum. As Brewer has six years in the league, he’ll be making $1,069,509 this upcoming year.
By no means is Brewer a shooter, but at 6’7″ he can get to the rim and finish. He’s also a skilled defender, which will be welcomed. With Brewer, Smith (if he doesn’t gamble) and Shumpert, when he returns, the Knicks now have three shooting guards that are all skilled perimeter defenders.
Great pickup, in my book.