Corey Brewer, we hardly knew thee. It looks like the Knicks are planning on buying out the former Timberwolf/Gator’s contract, opening up a roster spot for Jared Jeffries. The move is sorta surprising. In order to clear space for Jeffries, we expected a buyout to come, but the fact that it’s an athletic swingman who adds some length on the defensive end is a little curious. Meanwhile, Shelden Williams and Renaldo Balkman are, so far, staying put. The news comes via ESPN’s Marc Stein:
The Knicks and Brewer are closing in on a buyout agreement that will make the former Minnesota swingman a free agent, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com.
Because Brewer will be officially released before March 1, he’s eligible to play in the playoffs with another team.
Sources say Boston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Dallas are among the teams with the most interest in Brewer, who joined the Knicks only last week as part of the Carmelo Anthony deal.
The Celtics had previously tried to acquire Brewer from Minnesota before the Anthony trade went through.