I haven't much thought about taking Brewer with the 7th pick but it may be a possibility. He is a tall and very athletic 1/2 and that is the type of player that Danny likes.
June 17, 2006
WALTHAM - Pre-draft workouts resumed at the Sports Authority Training Center at HealthPoint in Waltham on Saturday morning, as Arkansas guard Ronnie Brewer joined Miami's Guillermo Diaz, UNC's David Noel and Providence's Donnie McGrath.
"It was probably one of the most competitive workouts that I've been to," said Brewer, who has already worked out for Houston, Orlando, Chicago and Minnesota and has a few more scheduled before the June 28 NBA Draft.
Brewer, labeled the "best athlete in the draft" by some prognosticators, is expected to be a lottery pick, and he has a solid basketball pedigree. His father, Ron Brewer, was a part of the famed "Triplets" that led the Razorbacks to the 1978 Final Four, and he was the #7 pick in the 1978 NBA draft. [More] source: aol nba
Got this bit from NBA draft.net. Don't know if this could be a problem or not...
" Weaknesses: A childhood water slide accident left him with a small bone protruding from his triceps area which has created an abnormal shooting form ... Not a great spot up shooter, makes most of his shots moving towards the basket, a rhythm shooter ... Much quicker than he is athletic, wont wow you with monster dunks, but not a bad leaper ... Mostly effective with the ball in his hands, so some feel he must dominate the ball to be effective ...
Notes: His father (Ron Brewer) was drafted 7th in the 1978 NBA Draft. He had an 8 year career averaging 11 ppg, and averaged over 18 ppg. in the 1982 season."
Interesting... Seems like every player in this draft has some type of drawback... none are clearly head above the others. Seems like each team will be picking the player with the fewest things to overcome.
Very interesting about his dad. I didn't know that.
I don't think he's a guy Ainge is looking at with the 7th pick. I think Ainge favors athleticism more than shooting ability (Tony Allen), but still, having an awkward shooting form may make Ainge scratch his head.