Denver Nuggets: Corey Brewer Will Be Difficult to Re-Sign

By Ryan Heckman


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The Denver Nuggets are amidst serious change within the organization. First, the team decided to let go of reigning NBA Coach of the Year George Karl. Second, they lost Masai Ujiri to the Toronto Raptors as he took over their general manager duties. Next up, they found out arguably their best player in Andre Iguodala will be opting out of the final year of his contract to explore the free agent market.

What could be in store for the next change? Well, one of their other consistent swingmen Corey Brewer is going to hit the market come July 1st as well. Brewer will likely have a few teams after him especially because of his defensive specialties.

Brewer has previously been with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks before joining Denver, and while with the Nuggets has been a solid and productive wing player particularly on the defensive end.

The former Florida Gator should be one of the more underrated names on the market this summer and likely won’t be one of the first guys off the market. But, as the big names begin to thin out, Brewer’s services will be needed on quite a few rosters.

The Nuggets are going to have to make a decision on whether or not to bring him back and at what cost if they choose to attempt it. Without Iguodala, they may be inclined to keep Brewer because Iguodala was also their premiere defender. If they do not re-sign Brewer, they will be without two defensive wings and in a position where that spot becomes an immediate need.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior NBA writer for also contributing to the NFL. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman  or add him to your network on Google.

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