Knicks Trade Ronnie Brewer to Thunder

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Knicks have completed a last-minute deadline trade that will send forward Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a future second round pick.

Brewer had a hot start for the Knicks in November and early December while a starter, recognized for being able to nail open three-pointers and force turnovers with his defense. However, Brewer’s production came to a grinding halt and Knicks Coach Mike Woodson benched him in favor of several lineups that have included the likes of Jason Kidd, Iman Shumpert, Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace.

Brewer has seen little playing time in recent weeks and is averaging 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds for the season.

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This doesn’t seem like a major move on the surface, but as many fans have already pointed out it leaves an empty roster spot. Already the speculation has centered around possibly nabbing Kenyon Martin, who’s yet to play this season, for our sorely lacking areas of rebounding and interior defense. While I’m sure no one is completely ecstatic about recreating the Denver Nuggets core, it can’t be much worse than the play we’ve seen on the court recently. With bruising defensive minded teams like Chicago, Boston and Indiana looming in the playoffs, the Knicks have to find some toughness quick and Martin may just be the answer.

Ronnie Brewer X-Rays Negative, Suffers Dislocated Finger

 

Our banged-up Knicks squad avoided another serious injury as X-Rays last night were negative on Ronnie Brewer’s left ring finger. Brewer left last night’s physical game against the Nets in the fourth quarter after injuring his finger trying to swipe the ball away from Brook Lopez. Brewer has already been playing through pain since the beginning of the month when a court collision produced swelling on his left knee. At press time, the Knicks haven’t disclosed if Brewer will miss any time.