Trade deadline is Feb.21 and that’s nearly around the corner, and with that some of the bright minds over at NBA.com detailed trades they would like to see go down.
In particular, one trade proposed by John Schuhmann would send Corey Brewer from the Denver Nuggets and a pick to the Atlanta Hawks and here’s why it would make sense.
Expiring Contracts; both players are on expiring contracts so it wouldn’t bother future salary and would offer speedy cap implications.
As mentioned Anthony Morrow ( strained right hip) and Lou Williams ( torn ACL ) so Atlanta is relying on Korver’s shooting, so if this would actually initiate an actual conversation, well, would be slim. However, Brewer’s energetic defense, and his shooting has come around – he excels in the transition – would be beneficiary for Atlanta.
Denver has been struggling from the perimeter for most of the season, and Korver is shooting 46% from both the field and downtown; his eFG% from downtown is 67.5 and 49% from 16-23 feet.
Korver would be a missing link to fully utilize Denver’s dribble-drive motion offense which also is reliant on an offense that has a solid perimeter threat. Not to mention would thrive in a system with athletic talent.
So, yes, hypothetically I would do this trade.