Corey Brewer rises, redux
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Last week we discussed Corey Brewer's candidacy for the NBA's Most Improved Player Award. The conclusion we reached? The young fella is a deserving longshot. This week, we get a little peek into how Brewer made those mighty strides. The insight comes from David Thorpe, the noted basketball training guru (and ESPN analyst) who worked with Brewer for three weeks over the Summer and again at points during this regular season.
Once I saw him making some progress as an athlete, then we really started talking about playing smart basketball and getting his mechanics more towards where they were as a shooter and as a ball handler, and try to teach him as much about basketball. He had such a strange couple of years there, having different coaches and then the injury and having another new coach come in with Coach Rambis, we just thought it would be smart to have him understand as much about the game as possible so that no matter what Coach Rambis wanted him to do, he would be able to adjust to it.We've seen proof of Thorpe's success in the improved jumper, the improved shot selection, the shrewd passing. And right here:
Oh yeah, and here: