The NBA Trade Rumors continue as this early, some teams are already looking at the future and continuing their rebuild.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are not yet done dealing their veterans, Corey Brewer being the latest.
On the other hand, the Cleveland Cavaliers are also not finished accumulating assets to place around LeBron James.
They already have a Big Three but they want to make sure even the supporting cast is filled out.
Memories of the Miami Heat falling short in their first and last years together keep haunting the ballclub.
However, the NBA is not a one-man show (or one-team for that matter).
Corey Brewer is probably an underrated or misused asset that can thrive at the right situation.
He is a versatile player who can defend a multitude of positions which is why he was drafted ahead of his college teammate Joakim Noah in 2007.
This explains the interest of Cleveland and Houston, two teams who are considered as legitimate title aspirants (especially with the Rockets’ early winning streak).
The report comes from ESPN: “Sources told ESPN.com that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets have emerged as the most serious suitors for Brewer, whose arrival would be a notable boost for either team in terms of depth.
Minnesota is believed to be seeking future assets in exchange for Brewer as it tries to accelerate its rebuilding effort in the wake of trading star power forward Kevin Love to the Cavaliers in August.
Both Cleveland and Houston possess a trade exception large enough to absorb Brewer’s $4.7 million salary, meaning that both teams would likely be able to acquire Brewer by merely surrendering future draft compensation and without giving up any key players.” This is perceived to be the first of many trades that Minnesota will execute this year.
They have a lot of young players to build on and they have established Ricky Rubio as their leader going forward.
Which team will pry Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves?