Knicks Found Bargain in Ronnie Brewer
On Knicks media day Oct. 1, Carmelo Anthony called Ronnie Brewer ”the biggest under-the-radar pickup.”
Fifteen games into the season, with the Knicks now at 11-4 Brewer is not only proving Anthony right, but he could arguably be the biggest financial steal of the entire NBA offseason.
Better yet, Brewer was 2-for-4 from beyond the arc on Friday night. Remember when former Knicks starting shooting guard Landry Fields used to clank 3-pointer after 3-pointer last season? Now, the team has another consistent threat from downtown.
The Knicks were also smart about not matching Fields’ $20 million offer sheet from the Raptors, and instead going after Brewer. That’s $5 million per year for Fields, a guy who has tanked in Toronto and has missed the last 12 games with a wrist injury, versus just over $1 million for Brewer, one of the best role players in the league.