Mike Bibby shocked the world by trading millions for a legitimate shot at a title. Corey Brewer took the most money available for a shot at losing in the Western Conference Finals.
In fairness, the Mavericks still held onto a mid level exception and could offer Brewer millions versus the prorated veterans minimum the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat could offer due to their current salary situations.
Brewer is known for outstanding defense and the Mavs made the right choice nabbing the prize of the buyout free agents not named Troy Murphy.
The signing is easier to handle now that the Celtics have landed Troy Murphy, Brewer would have been a solid addition, but he does not bring the type of versatility similar to what Troy Murphy has to offer.
The deal is believed to be a multi year contract in the two million dollar range. The 6’9″ Brewer has averaged 8.6 points per game this season playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves.