By Ethan Rothstein

It turns out, Brewer was exactly what the Rockets needed, and fit terrifically. The bench unit had been an unmitigated disaster before he was brought in. Dealing away Daniels and getting Brewer and Alexey Shved bolstered the unit, and Daryl Morey signed Josh Smith just a few days later made it solid. The Rockets never got all the way healthy, but the bench of Jason Terry, Brewer, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones was a coup for Morey.

Brewer was the best of the bunch, however. Per 36 minutes, he averaged 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.1 turnovers. Per possession, among players with at least 175 fast-break opportunities, he was No. 1 in the league in points created, at 1.28.

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