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The Houston Rockets have acquired veteran swingman Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade involving the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Wolves will receive shooting guard Troy Daniels from the Rockets, who used an $8m trade exception they got from sending Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers to facilitate the deal.
Meanwhile, Minnesota also gets protected second-round picks in 2015 and 2016. Houston will receive Alexey Shved from the 76ers, who in return get a 2015 second-round pick and rights to Serhiy Lishchuk, a Ukraine native currently playing in Spain.
The Sixers also get Ronny Turiaf from Minnesota, but he is sidelined for an extended period after undergoing hip surgery.
Nevertheless, the biggest part of the deal is Brewer moving to Houston, and it has been a slow process for the veteran who made it clear that he wanted a move to a contender this year. The Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers were also reportedly interested, but the Rockets have now won the race to sign him.
Brewer has averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 24 games with the Wolves this season, and he was eventually allowed to leave after initially being pulled off the trade block due to injuries to Kevin Martin and Ricky Rubio.
Wolves coach Flip Saunders has seemingly given the green light to the move and Minnesota continue to rebuild after losing Kevin Love this past summer and they will look to hand more minutes to their youngsters.