Former Gator Corey Brewer to team with LeBron?

Minnesota Timberwolves player Corey Brewer has been involved in recent trade rumors.

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Published: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:19 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:19 p.m.

Former Florida standout forward Corey Brewer could be on the move again — to a championship contender.

The Minnesota Timberwolves forward, in Gainesville to host his annual youth basketball camp Friday, responded with delight when first shown reports that he could be involved in a deal that would send him to Cleveland with Kevin Love to join LeBron James.

But after a brief phone call with his agent, Brewer said the trade rumor was premature.

“Right now, it's just talk,” Brewer said

Cleveland is considering dealing Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first-round draft pick to Minnesota for Brewer and Love, a perennial, All-Star power forward, according to a report in the Lake County (Ohio) News-Herald.

“To play with LeBron would be amazing,” Brewer said.

But Brewer said the deal could involve a third team, and is not sure where he could end up. Brewer said Minnesota has also expressed to him that it would like to keep him, but the 6-foot-9 forward could be dealt because of his salary-cap friendly status. Brewer signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Timberwolves last summer, re-joining the team that drafted him seventh overall in the first round in 2007.

Brewer opened eyes in April with a 51-point game against the Houston Rockets, but finished the year averaging 12.3 points in a sixth-man role.

“It's good to be wanted,” Brewer said, with a smile.

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