The Minnesota Timberwolves may miss the playoffs yet again, but Corey Brewer could be the keystone to your fantasy team’s post-season glory.
In today’s edition of “All Wired Up”, I’ll delve into the fantasy strengths of potential waiver wire gold like Brewer and the Brooklyn Nets’ Marcus Thornton.
» Corey Brewer, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves (19.9 percent owned on ESPN.com)
17 points (6-13 FG, 5-9 FT), 0 three-pointers, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals, 1 block, 0 turnovers vs Raptors.
In this week’s episode of “Guys I Can’t Believe Aren’t Owned In All Leagues”, we feature the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Corey Brewer. It seems unfathomable that a guy, who has a season long ranking of 100 on Basketball Monster.com, would be left to fester on so many waiver-wires.
Let’s look at how he’s performed in the last month. Over these 13 games, Brewer has averaged 14.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 steals. He’s done all of that while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Let’s face it — steals are not an easy category to obtain once the season gets going, as most of the elite ball thieves are also the elite point guards. But here sits Brewer, averaging two swipes per game in the last month and no-one is noticing.
Well, I sure have noticed and I’ve added Brewer in all my leagues.
There is no challenge for his starting role in Minnesota — he’s started every game this year bar the one game he missed due to the birth of his child. It’s not like Chase Budinger or Shabazz Muhammad will suddenly catch the eye of coach Rick Adelman and cut into Brewer’s playing time.
Believe it or not, the six steals he got on Sunday against Toronto was not the first time he’s done it this year. Back in November against the Cavs, Brewer also racked up a six-pack. He’s also had a handful of games with five steals to his credit as well.
As we head into the fantasy playoffs, you’d be wise to check out what Brewer has been doing of late, as I’m sure he will be able to help out your team.