Knicks Rumors: NY Must Sign Ronnie Brewer to Ease Sting of Jeremy Lin Departure

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJuly 19, 2012

Feb 01, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Ronnie Brewer (11) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bulls 98-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Reeling from the loss of Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks must do something to re-energize their team and fanbase. Ronnie Brewer wouldn't be a replacement for Lin, but he would be a nice addition that would help New York get back some positive momentum. 

When Knicks fans saw their team fail to match the Houston Rockets' offer for the fan-favorite point guard, it would be understandable if it was too much for them to handle.

After all, that news came on the heels of Jason Kidd being arrested for suspicion of DUI, and Raymond Felton quickly approaching the weight of center. 

The Knicks can't let this be the last impression hanging over them for the remainder of the offseason. Adding Ronnie Brewer would help with that. 

Luckily for Knicks fans, according to ESPN's Jared Zwerling, the Knicks are looking at doing just that. He says they have shown "some interest" in acquiring Brewer. 

Brewer entered the league as the 14th overall selection in the 2006 draft. He spent the last two seasons with Chicago where he morphed into a defensive stopper. 

He has the ability to guard shooting guards or small forwards, has long arms and good footwork and is an outstanding rebounder for his position. 

He is, however, a terrible shooter, which is not a surprise when you actually watch the horrendous form of his shot. 

While Brewer is an incomplete player, his wing defense will be a great addition for New York, especially while it waits for guard Iman Shumpert to return from injury.

This would be a step toward the Knicks fielding a complete team and salvaging what has been a tough offseason so far.