The New York Knicks bolstered their backcourt Tuesday after agreeing to terms with former Chicago Bulls swingman Ronnie Brewer on a one-year deal.
A league source told NBA.com's David Aldridge about the agreement between the Knicks and Brewer, who became a free agent this offseason when the Bulls declined his $4.3 million option.
While Brewer's salary has not been disclosed, it's widely believed the swingman will be playing for the league minimum.
Brewer, a former No. 14 overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft out of the University of Arkansas, expressed his excitement in joining the Knicks while also tipping his cap to Bulls fans who supported him for two NBA seasons.
New York Knicks lets [sic] get it!!! Brewer tweeted at 12:09 p.m. EST. S/0 to Chicago the city, fans, and players. The organization was great and everyone I've come across as well. On to the next chapter.
Brewer's signing comes a week after the Knicks declined to match the Houston Rockets' offer sheet for point guard Jeremy Lin, who swept New York and the rest of the country with Linsanity.
Lin's contract with the Rockets included a poison pill $15 million salary in the third year that would have triggered the luxury tax for the Knicks if New York matched the offer sheet.
Brewer's agreement with the Knicks led Ronnie Brewer to trend in the New York area Tuesday on Twitter. Most Knicks fans supported the signing.
Ronnie Brewer? Good move, A lot of D & some O too #TeamKnicks, tweeted @BkJay_MaknMoves.
Let's go!!! That's a good pick up!!! said @Jmarte_.
My knicks jus signed Ronnie Brewer... we making moves... i like what im seeing, said Terence Jones.
Ronnie Brewer to the #Knicks - a great addition to the 2-guard spot, said Kareem Youssef.
Knicks got ronnie brewer, solid pickup, wrote Rafay Irfan.
In 66 games with Chicago during the 2011-12 NBA season, Brewer averaged 6.9 points per game, 2.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 24.8 minutes. The six-year pro started 43 games for Chicago during the season.