The Houston Rockets desperately needs shooters to help launch their Harden-Westbrook experiment on the right foot. They considered bringing Corey Brewer back to the fold. However, it seems like the air has changed in the organization.
Reports have confirmed that the 12-year veteran is training in Houston in an attempt to return to the Rockets. However, an insider has confirmed that the Rockets will not bring the swingman back to the Toyota Center.
Corey Brewer has been working out in Houston but the Rockets don't currently have any plans to bring him into camp, per source.
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Brewer spent three seasons with the Rockets, averaging 7.6 points in 20 minutes of action. He will definitely be providing some shooting and defense to a team that desperately needs them.
However, it’s important to note that Brewer is not the most proficient shooter for the Rockets. Looking back into his two-year stint with the Rockets, he had an absolutely terrible shooting clip from distance at 27%. He may have averaged a steal a game, but all of his defensive efforts are immediately canceled out by a turnover every game.
His latest stint in Sacramento doesn’t really do him any favors. His shooting has declined as he only made four points a night. His three-point shooting improved slightly to 33% but is still painfully mediocre. He will not be a quality addition to a team gunning for a Finals berth.
The Rockets desperately needs three-point shooting to help space the floor. Since they have two of the best slashers in James Harden and Russell Westbrook, they need sharpshooters that the two can outlet two if the lanes are clogged.
It remains to be seen where Brewer will end up playing this season. However, it’s pretty clear that he will not get a shot in Houston.