According to NBA analyst David Aldridge, Ronnie Brewer, who started 43 games last season in Chicago, has agreed to terms on a 1-year/$1,069,509 deal with the New York Knicks.
While Brewer lacks a consistent 3-point shot (27.5%) and jump shot (42.7%), the six-year veteran will certainly add defense, tenacity, and hustle to the Knicks backcourt. Brewer, who averaged 7 points and 3.5 assists for the Bulls last season, is strong around the rim- shooting 60% from the restricted area. He was just 1 of 5 players last season to average over 1 steal but less than 1 turnover. The Knicks will still need to add another perimeter shooter, but this is a great defensive pickup. Brewer is a valuable wing defender, which is a must in this league. His energy as a possible starter will give the Knicks the boost they need while Shumpert recovers from a torn ACL.