Veteran forward Corey Brewer is joining the New Orleans Pelicans in a player development role, a source told Fox 26's Mark Berman. The move presumably spells the end of the 34-year-old's well-traveled playing career.
Selected seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007, Brewer played for eight teams in 13 seasons, most predominantly as a member of the Timberwolves. He also appeared in over 100 games with both the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets, with shorter stints with the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Most recently, he appeared in five games with the Sacramento Kings during the team's run in the NBA's bubble in Orlando.
Brewer's time in the Association featured two distinct personal highlights. As a midseason acquisition in 2010-11, Brewer was a member of the Mavericks when the team upset the Miami Heat in the 2011 Finals. Then in April 2014, back for a second stint in Minnesota, Brewer scored a career-high 51 points, tying the Timberwolves' scoring record at the time.
Overall, Brewer averaged 8.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game in 819 regular-season appearances.