Ronnie Brewer Agrees To One-Year Deal With Knicks

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.

  • MLowe

    Brewer can flat out defend Lebron and Dwayne Wade. THis is a playoff move and another fabulous one. Now I feel we can compete with Miami….

  • joeknix

    What a steal, pun intended! For the dollars he’s getting we could not have done better. Brewer gets to either start or play behind JR and gives us some much needed depth at the SG with Shumpert out. Excellent pickup. A+

  • Scott Davis

    Love the pick-up. Gives us a really solid wing defender when Shump is out, and if needed, we can send out a rotation of guys that will lock the basket up. Something along the lines of Kidd or Felton, Shump, Brewer, Thomas or Camby, and Chandler.

    Brewer also fills a need as a backup 3, so that’s good too

  • Kamil Nowak

    More on Brewer’s moving to New York @ use google translate ;)