By Graham Hall

A rebuilding Minnesota Timberwolves team traded Brewer to the contending Houston Rockets on Dec. 19.

Brewer has responded by being a vital contributor off the bench for Houston, averaging 10.9 points per game in his first month playing alongside James Harden and Dwight Howard.

Brewer was a contributor to the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks team that defeated LeBron James’ Miami Heat in the Finals, James’ first season in South Beach.

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