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Corey Brewer emerged as a nice reserve for the Denver Nuggets over the past two years, but now he's got the chance to play a major role in Minnesota.
He started opening night and earned himself 40 minutes of action, finishing with 16 points on 7-of-11.
Brewer seems like a good fit for a team who needs a defensive-oriented forward and some athleticism on the wing. Offensively, he's an opportunistic scorer, and as a long, smooth athlete, he can help the Wolves pick up some easy points in transition.
I also like his chances to have his best shooting season of his career playing alongside a passer like Ricky Rubio. He knocked down a career-high 1.1 threes a game last year, so I'd expect that number to rise.
The upside with Brewer has pretty much washed away, but with nobody really threatening his playing time, he's a good bet to have a career year and potentially help the Wolves make a push for the playoffs.