With the NBA trade deadline less than 24 hours away, the amount of New York Knicks trade rumors have picked up over the course of the last day and a half.
But while it remains to be seen if the Knicks will do anything major to improve their team, it is possible that they could make a minor move- one possibly involving Ronnie Brewer.
According to ESPN’s Jared Zwerling, the Knicks are shopping Brewer around the league.
Sources tell me the #Knicks are shopping Ronnie Brewer. Not sure for who. J. O’Neal (via trade) & L. Amundson (via pickup) are also targets.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) February 20, 2013
It’s not entirely clear who the Knicks are targeting, but they have been linked to the likes of Luke Ridnour, Jared Dudley, J.J. Redick, Jermaine O’Neal and Josh Smith over the course of the past couple of weeks.
The problem is that Brewer won’t fetch any of the above mentioned players straight up.
One scenario could be that the Knicks find a team that would take Brewer, who is only making $854k this season, in exchange for a second-round pick. That would free up a roster spot and allow the Knicks to potentially sign a free agent, as they have been linked to both Kenyon Martin and Lou Amundson in the past weeks.
Brewer averaged close to 23 minutes per game in November, but his struggles have led to him being all but removed from the Knicks’ rotation.
But because he is on a minimum salary, it shouldn’t be difficult to find a taker even though the return won’t be anything special.
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