Amidst multiple potential offers, basketball free agent Corey Brewer decided to return back and play for the Sacramento Kings towards the NBA season’s restart.
Brewer was chosen by the Kings as their 15th and final roster spot when the NBA’s transaction window, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
He only played 24 games with the Kings during his time from the 2018-19 season with 14.7 minutes and 4.1 points per game, and even though that’s not a long time for a player to spend with a team, Brewer contributed enough of an impression for the Kings to get him back to Sacramento for a second, more meaningful stint.
In an interview with Mark Berman from Fox 26 Houston, Brewer told choosing the Kings over the rest of the teams that offered because he’s comfortable with the group and with the team’s new head coach, Luke Walton. Brewer also expressed his excitement for the season to restart.
“I’m excited to play basketball.With all this craziness going on in the world,it’s been a little hectic, but I’m glad to have a chance to play again. No fans so u have to bring your own juice I guess u could say”
Brewer is the guy that Walton can plug in at multiple positions and rely on when the team needs a boost of energy.
Brewer isn’t the most skilled player on the roster, but he can be relied on to play with a ton of energy on a consistent basis.
He’s also a capable defender on the wing, which could give help for the Kings as they ranked 18th in terms of defensive efficiency.
Sacramento heads to Orlando with 3.5 games behind eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies, in a virtual tie with the Trail Blazers and Pelicans. One of those three teams likely finishes in ninth place, and within four games of Memphis, forcing a two-game play-in series — the eight seed team only needs to win one of the two, the nine seed needs to win both.
That makes the Kings ending their 14-year playoff drought a long shot, but with De’Aaron Fox and now a returned Marvin Bagley III, the team should be entertaining to watch.