Two former Minnesota Timberwolves have finally attained the Championship Gold in the NBA. Brian Cardinal played for Minnesota in ‘08-‘09 & ‘09-‘10 and Corey Brewer who started his career in Minnesota and played for the Wolves earlier this season.
Brian Cardinal got his first ring after 11 years in the NBA-playing for: Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves and finally the Dallas Mavericks.
Corey Brewer was drafted in 2007 by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 7th overall pick. Through 4 years he’s got his first ring with the Champion Mavericks. He was traded in the Carmelo Anthony deal from Minnesota to New York. The Knicks later waived the great defender and the Mavericks later signed him to a 3-year deal.
Cardinal played in 8 of the Mavs’ postseason games, averaging 3.1mpg, 0.4rpg & 0.9ppg. Not an integral part of the Mavs’ postseason run. However, after Brendan Haywood went down with an injury, he saw his minutes increase in the Finals provide a lot of hustle, hard work and defense for Dallas.
Brewer saw even less time in the postseason. He played 6 games, averaging 3.8mpg, 0.7spg & 1.5ppg. However, unlike Cardinal, Brewer didn’t play at all in the Finals. In fact, the last game he played in the Finals was 5 minutes in the 1st game of the Playoffs Semi-Finals against the Thunder.
Even though, neither were big contributors for the Mavericks this season or postseason, but nonetheless they’ve both got their rings.
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