The New York Knicks traded reserve guard/forward Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future second-round draft pick, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
For some instant reaction we turn to Seth over at Posting and Toasting:
The deal is for a future second-rounder, or, in actual effect, pretty much nothing. The Knicks have long been rumored to covet some of the free-agent big people on the market -- Kenyon Martin, for instance -- and this gives them the space to sign someone like that. There will probably be more players bought out after all these trades, so perhaps the Knicks will sit tight and see who shakes free.
The Knicks have cleared a roster spot to perhaps target a free agent as the season wears on and the team readies itself for a playoff push. Brewer is in the last year of his deal and makes just over $1 million this season.
Since averaging 17.5 minutes per game in December -- to go along with 2.8 points and 2.5 rebonds -- Brewer has had trouble cracking back into head coach Mike Woodson's rotation. In January, Brewer's minutes dropped to just eight per game, and in February those minutes have dropped even more to just three minutes per game.
Brewer has not appeared in four of the team's eight most recent games and is now on his way to the Thunder. For his career, Brewer averages 8.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
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