By Jonathan Feigen
As Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan makes his way around the NBA for the first time, he will run into many of his former Florida players. Few will offer a better reminder of his championship seasons than Rockets forward/guard Corey Brewer.
Brewer was a part of those title teams in 2005-06 and 2006-07, along with current NBA players Al Horford and Joakim Noah. But he also has gotten back to playing with the style that he used with the Gators, especially as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 Final Four.
“I see a lot of the things he’s doing here in the NBA that he did for us at Florida,” Donovan said. “He has a great motor, really, really good competitor. Coming off the bench, I think he brings a level of intensity for their team. I think his first couple years in the NBA, … dealing with an ACL (injury), a couple years went by and he kind of reinvented himself, maybe got back to playing like himself, the way he played the last couple years.
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