The Kings have signed veteran swingman Corey Brewer to a rest-of-season contract, reports James Ham of NBC Sports California. The team has confirmed the signing.
In addition, Brewer has appeared in seven games on a pair of 10-day contracts for the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this year. He did not play during his first 10 days with the Kings. Now, he has emerged as a rotation piece during the Kings’ last few games, averaging 16.3 minutes per game in three contests, including 20 minutes during Wednesday’s loss to the Bucks.
Brewer has averaged 8.3 points per game on a .444/.364/.714 shooting line in those games.
Furthermore, Brewer has always been a strong defender and high-energy player during his NBA career. So far, Brewer has fit in nicely for the Kings, who traded away a pair of small forwards at the NBA deadline, in Iman Shumpert and Justin Jackson. Harrison Barnes has assumed most of the minutes at the three spot, but the club has found playing time for Brewer recently too.
Lastly, no corresponding roster move will be required to re-add Brewer, whose signing will give the Kings 14 players on NBA contracts. So, the team will have one roster spot open during their push for a playoff spot.