Corey Brewer would finally give Thunder someone who can cut to basket

Corey Brewer

It appears that the interest was mutual, as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that Brewer is "likely" to sign with the Thunder once he clears waivers. During this time, he and current Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan combined to win back-to-back NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh hart has a small fracture in his left hand and is evaluating both surgical and non-surgical options, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

Brewer is a lengthy guard/forward who is in his 11th National Basketball Association season and averaging career-lows in points and three-point percentage, but his strengths are on the defensive end.

In 54 games for the Lakers this season, Brewer has averages of 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game.

Brewer has always been a solid role player throughout his career.

His defense also leaves a lot to be desired, but it is a lesser concern as the Thunder have one of the best defenses in the league and Donovan could bring the best out of him on the less glamorous end of the floor. Brewer will talk to other teams, but the Thunder are an early front-runner, sources said.

Utah now does not have an open roster spot. The 31-year-old Brewer joined the Lakers late last season from Houston in a trade for Lou Williams. While the team has seen a recent run of success largely without Brewer in the lineup, the potential to add more shooting or playmaking on the wing could lead to a new signing in the near future.

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