NBA free agency is kinda, sorta winding down, which means teams are now turning their attention to players who don't exactly move the needle. Speaking of which...
Sources: Knicks meeting with Corey Brewer and Derrick Williams today in LA. NYK has about $8 mill left to spend....— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 3, 2015
OK then! Corey Brewer has a seat of honor in the pantheon of "Dudes the Knicks Traded For and Immediately Released," as he was tossed aside as collateral damage in the 2011 Carmelo Anthony trade. He is known for running the court with gusto, shooting poorly and inexplicably scoring 51 points in a game. He's not very good.
Derrick Williams is even less good. He does, however, have the advantage of being younger (24), (probably) cheaper, and the former No. 2 overall pick in the draft. His prospect pedigree will probably earn him a few more looks from NBA teams before he sinks into the Michael Beasley/Hasheem Thabeet former No. 2 pick abyss.
The capped-out Houston Rockets will probably make a play to keep Brewer, who gave them some good minutes during the playoffs. The Lakers also appear to be interested. Is his veteran consistency and motor worth a potential bidding war? Or would you rather have Williams, who quickly wore out his welcome in Minnesota and Sacramento?
What say you, Knicks fans?