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What a difference a system makes; case in point: Nuggets' Corey Brewer
After appearing to be a bust in 3 1/2 seasons in Minn after being a No. 5 pick, Brewer picked up a ring in Dallas as an end-of-the-bencher, but in two seasons in Denver he looks transformed -- defending, slashing and hitting a respectable pct. from the arc. He looks, quite honestly, like the kid at Florida who earned his lottery selection. "I'm basically doing what I did in college," he told me. "This system just fits me." As in a drive-and-kick motion offense, rather than playing inside-out through a post-up big. In Minnesota, he was essentially a spot-up three-point shooter in Minnesota, playing off of Al Jefferson. "He'd just signed a big contract, so you knew how we were going to play," Brewer said. Not that Brewer sounded the least bit salty about then or now. He spoke through a smile for most of our conversation. Nothing I like to see more than a guy who, through no fault of his own, gets trashed for not living up to his draft spot (as if he has control over that), keeps working and appreciates the opportunity to redeem himself. Can anybody think of similar examples?