Report: Kings to sign Corey Brewer to 10-day contract
The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline was Thursday at 3 PM EST. However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Sacramento Kings made another notable addition after the deadline had already passed:
The Kings are planning to sign Corey Brewer to a 10-day contract, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2019
Brewer, 32, signed a 10-day contract with the Sixers on January 15. On January 25, he signed another 10-day deal with the club, after which Philadelphia chose not to sign him for the remainder of the season.
The Kings waived veteran guard Ben McLemore earlier Thursday, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic.
They were also very active prior to the deadline, trading Skal Labissiere, Iman Shupert, Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph in three separate trades. In these deals, they acquired Harrison Barnes from Dallas, Alec Burks from Cleveland and Caleb Swanigan from Portland.
In seven games with the Sixers, Brewer averaged 7.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists. For his 12-year career, the small forward has averaged 8.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
Brewer will have five games to make a good impression with Sacramento. At that point, the Kings must decide whether to offer a second 10-day contract, offer a full season contract, or let Brewer walk.
The Kings, 28-26, hold the ninth seed in the Western Conference and are a game and a half behind the Los Angeles Clippers for a playoff spot. ESPN’s BPI Playoff Odds give the team a 6.5% chance of making the playoffs.
Sacramento has not made the postseason since the 2005-06 season, where they were knocked out in the first round by the Spurs. They have not finished a season over .500 since then.
The Kings have not won a championship in franchise history.