Keys to the Wolf Den: Corey Brewer's New Approach

Timber WolfAnalyst IIDecember 20, 2009

Let's take a moment to think about the new Corey Brewer poster.

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Corey Brewer's dunk over Derek Fisher signified something more than just his knees on Derek Fisher's forehead, it signaled a complete new approach to Corey Brewer's inner dominance.

Of course, Corey Brewer is at his best when he's out in transition, but many times his lay-ups fall out of the rim, and his shot attempts bounce off the left or right side of the rim.

But lately, Corey Brewer is starting to show small signs of promise.

Watching a Wolves game, it's rare that I see Corey Brewer smile if the Wolves are losing, and until they are winning the ball game, it's grin from start to finish.

Jonah Ballow reiterated on Corey Brewer:

"He told me he's tired of his lay-ups falling off the top of the rim, so he's taking it to the hole stronger."

The Wolves have struggled in the third quarter mightly, in fact they have only won one game when leading at the half. Corey Brewer made sure that the Wolves did not let up in the third quarter with two powering dunks in the third quarter. The Timberwolves now know that the energy has to pick up in the second half, and Corey Brewer decided to take matters into his own hands.

"We came out the way we needed to come out in the 2nd half, we knew it was a 5 or 7 point game."

Kurt Rambis reiterated on third quarters:

"That was a good sign for me," Rambis said. "They kind of sense that about themselves, too, that they're not doing the right things coming out of the locker room after halftime."

Corey Brewer also kept up the pace in the fourth quarter of the Kings game, hitting a mid range shot that seemed to look more natural and fluid. When Corey Brewer is hitting jump shots, the Wolves are a much better team, and will need him to hit shots more consistently for the Wolves to be successful. But the poise is there.

In the month of November, Corey Brewer shot a nightmarish 38 percent shooting from the field, averaging 12 PPG. But in the month of December, Corey Brewer is starting to let the game come to him, shooting 46 percent from the field.

While his three-point shooting is horrendous, in the month of November he shot 18 percent, but in the month of December, he shot 25 percent. He averages one attempt a game, so it doesn't hurt the Wolves at this point.

He now has three 20-point games under his belt, two of them coming in the last three games.

Corey Brewer spoke about their upcoming game against the Celtics:

"We're ready, we can't be afraid, this is the NBA, everybody's good, so we gotta try to get another win."

Personally as a Wolves fan, Corey Brewer is easily the most entertaining player to watch on the Wolves roster, it will be nice to see how he progresses over time.

"You have to play with emotion," Brewer said. "You have to play with energy. That's what I'm trying to do."


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