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Corey Brewer’s 10-day contract with the Kings has expired. Will he stay on the team?

‘Throw me in right now.’ Corey Brewer on 10-day contract with the Kings

Corey Brewer was signed to a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings on Feb. 7, 2019. The Kings also acquired Alec Burks and Harrison Barnes in trade deals.
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Corey Brewer was signed to a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings on Feb. 7, 2019. The Kings also acquired Alec Burks and Harrison Barnes in trade deals.

After Corey Brewer signed with the Kings on Feb. 8, he was excited to join a high-flying team in playoff contention.

“They’re fun to watch, so I know they’re going to be fun to play with,” he said.

Unfortunately for the veteran in his 12th NBA season, all he’s done is watch. The Kings have played in three games since Brewer joined, but he hasn’t played a minute for Sacramento.

Brewer’s deal has expired. However, the NBA’s transaction report shows he signed a second 10-day contract Monday.

This will be the fourth deal of this kind he’s signed this season. Before coming to the Kings, he had two 10-day deals with the Philadelphia 76ers. Teams are allowed to sign a player twice under these terms before choosing to ink them for the rest of the season or let them go.

With the 76ers, he averaged 7.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.7 steals in 20.6 minutes over seven games.

Though Brewer hasn’t appeared for the Kings, he has played at Golden 1 Center this season. He had four points and two rebounds in six minutes of Philadelphia’s 115-108 loss to the Kings on Feb. 2.

Less than a week later, he was a King.

“It’s a perfect situation, being a wing and being with this young team,” he said in his first meeting with local media. “The way they like to play, get up and down, is the way I like to play, and they’re trying to make the playoffs, and to me that’s what it’s all about.”

The Kings are Brewer’s eighth NBA team. He’s played his highest number of games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, 337, in two stints with the club. Overall he averages 8.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 790 games, including 310 starts. He was a reserve on the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks team that beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

It remains to be seen how the Kings will utilize Brewer.

“I don’t really know what my role is yet, but I’m going to do whatever I can to help these guys,” he said after signing the first deal.

Noel Harris is a sports reporter for The Sacramento Bee, with a focus on the Kings. He’s been in professional journalism for more than 18 years. His roles have included sports editor at The Modesto Bee and news editor at two smaller California newspapers, as well as online producer and copy editor.

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