Ronnie Brewer is the latest name mentioned as a potential Celtic. (Sports Illustrated)
Chicago, Boston, Portland, Utah, Washington and Cleveland have expressed interest in free agent swingman Ronnie Brewer, league sources told SI.com.
The 6-foor-7, 227-pound Brewer averaged 8.8 points in 58 games last season. After being traded from Utah to Memphis in February, Brewer suffered a partially torn right hamstring that limited him to five games with the Grizzlies.
I get what the Celtics are trying to do. They’re trying to replace Tony Allen with the only guy in the NBA with an uglier jumper.
In all honesty, though, I like Brewer. He’s athletic, he plays a little D and his basketball IQ hovers somewhere well above the Tony Allen line. But Brewer won’t sign for the minimum. Danny Ainge is going to have to be super creative this summer. Hop on it, Danny. With every day that passes I get more nervous that Tony Gaffney is going to be our first wing off the bench. And I’m only half joking.