Rockets trade for veteran swingman Corey Brewer

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HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston Rockets traded for the Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer. The T-Wolve has been averaging 10.5 points, 3,3 assists, and 3.9 rebounds and two steals a game this season.

The Rockets had to part with Troy Daniels and two future second-round draft picks.

Brewer has been known for his long distance shooting and athletic style of play. He has played primarily for both Minnesota and the Denver Nuggets. Brewer did play 13 games for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2010-11 season. He helped lead the Florida Gators to back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007.

The Houston Rockets sent out a release detailing the trade and other roster moves in more detail:

HOUSTONHouston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired forward Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Alexey Shved from the Philadelphia 76ers as a part of a three-team trade. 

In the deal, the Rockets will send Troy Daniels to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with the Sacramento Kings 2015 2nd Round Pick (protected for picks 50-60), Houston’s 2016 2nd Round Pick (protected for picks 31-45) and cash considerations.  Houston will send its 2nd Round Pick and the rights to Serhiy Lishchuk to Philadelphia.  Minnesota will send Corey Brewer to Houston and Ronny Turiaf to Philadelphia. Philadelphia will convey Alexey Shved to Houston.
Brewer (6-9, 185, Florida) has averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 24 appearances (16 starts) with the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. The eighth year veteran’s numbers mark career-highs for rebounds, assists and steals per game.  After being drafted seventh overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brewer has appeared in 491 career games (265 starts) with Minnesota, Dallas and Denver holding career averages of 10.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.  Brewer also adds 19 games of playoff experience to the Rockets roster, including winning an NBA championship in 2011.  In his time at the University of Florida, Brewer won two NCAA championships and was named the 2007 NCAA tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
 
Shved (6-6, 187, Russia) has averaged 9.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds per game in 17 appearances with the Philadelphia 76ers this season.  The third year pro went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft and originally signed as free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 23, 2012.  In 157 career appearances (including 16 starts) with the Timberwolves and 76ers, Shved holds career averages of 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 1.3 rebounds per game.
 
Daniels (6-4, 200, VCU) signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 17, 2013 after going undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft.  In his career, he holds regular season averages of 4.0 points per game and has gone 25-68 from the three-point line (36.8%) in just 22 total career appearances.
In order to facilitate the transaction, the Houston Rockets have waived Francisco Garcia and the roster now stands at 15.
Garcia (6-7, 195, Louisville) has 3.2 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in 14 appearances with the Houston Rockets during the 2014-15 season.  The tenth year player and product of the Dominican Republic was re-signed by the Rockets this past offseason on September 29, 2014.