Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Not Likely to Get Corey Brewer

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Despite reports that have surfaced over the past few days involving Corey Brewer, it appears that the Cleveland Cavaliers may not have an opportunity to trade for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ swingman.

The Timberwolves’ AP beat writer, Jon Krawczynski, sent out a tweet that stated Minnesota Head Coach Flip Saunders seemed to put an end to any speculation about Brewer’s future with his team.

Krawczynski quoted Saunders as saying Brewer was “just too valuable to us to move.” Saunders then said that he understands why some teams were seeking Brewer’s services. The two teams most connected to this rumor were the Houston Rockets and the Cavaliers, with the Rockets supposedly having the edge. Earlier Thursday, ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted that Houston was ready to make the deal, while Cleveland was still debating whether to focus on picking up a rim protector or depth at the wing.

Brewer is in his eighth season after being the Timberwolves’ top pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. During the 2010-11 season, he was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks, the same year that the Mavs defeated the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. After spending two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, he returned to Minnesota prior to the start of last year.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.