Thunder Adds Help Heading Toward Playoffs

Mar 3, 2018

The Oklahoma City Thunder added a new player to their ranks Saturday, as preparation begins for the NBA playoffs.


Corey Brewer, who agreed to a contract buyout Wednesday with the Los Angeles Lakers, cleared waivers Friday.


The swingman reportedly met with Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan and General Manager Sam Presti the same day as the buyout, to discuss a minimum deal for the rest of the season.


Brewer was reportedly influenced by playing for Donovan, who coached him at the University of Florida in 2006 and 2007, during two national championship seasons.


The seventh overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft reportedly also spoke to teams in Cleveland, Portland, Washington and Milwaukee.


Brewer has averaged about 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game this season. He is expected to help fill the role of Andre Roberson, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in January.