Philadelphia, PA -- The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Corey Brewer to a 10-day contract as reported by Shams Charania of the Athletic.
Brewer is a 32-year-old shooting guard originally drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves 7th overall in 2007. The Sixers will be his seventh team during his career. He played in 18 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season after starting the season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Overall he averages 5.3 points, 0.9 assists, and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 28 percent from three.
The shooting guard provides temporary depth at a position of need for the Sixers and a veteran presence as the team enters the toughest stretch on its schedule. He likely will not play many minutes for the team but will help take some of the pressure off of the Sixers banged-up rotation. Clearly on the downside of his career the Sixers he shouldn’t be expected to help with much other than the occasional defensive shift and a few corner threes.
He is perhaps best known for one of the NBA’s most surprising 50 point games. In April of 2014 while with the Minnesota Timberwolves Brewer unloaded on the Houston Rockets, tying for the most points in franchise history at the time. He chipped in six steals in the win.
Brewer is known for wearing a headband while playing.
It is unknown at this time if that played a factor in signing him over non-headband wearing veterans Jodie Meeks and Brandon Rush, whom the team has also worked out in the last several days.
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