Report: Lakers Trade Lou Williams to The Houston Rockets For Corey Brewer
Corey Brewer Believes Rockets Wouldn’t Have Traded Him If He Made More Shots
On Tuesday, the Houston Rockets improved their bench that much more when they traded Corey Brewer to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lou Williams.
The Rockets are sending Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to the Lakers for Lou Williams, league source tells @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 22, 2017
Corey Brewer was disappointed but understood that this is a business, as he’s been traded many times before. He also feels if he wasn’t shooting so poorly from the field, he would still be on the team.
“If I was making shots, I would probably still be here, you never know,” Brewer said after Tuesday’s practice, as quoted by ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. “I love Houston I don’t want to leave but I have no choice. I hope my shots starts falling with the Lakers.”
Brewer is averaging a brutal career-low 4.2 points on just 41.4 percent shooting from the field and 23.4 percent from beyond the arc. That will get you traded every time.
“I was surprised,” he said of the trade – the fourth of his decade-long career. “I wasn’t expecting to be moved. Teams are trying to makes moves at the deadline. (Houston) wanted another scorer and they made the trade. I respect their decision.”