“One of the unheralded but key parts to the Knicks’ start has been the play of Ronnie Brewer. Brewer was expected to make his primary contributions on defense, but some were even concerned about that after he came into camp a little heavier than he’d been in past seasons. But he’s been terrific, even draining three-pointers, hitting 7-of-13. (His highest season percentage of his career was 27.5 percent.) A team off to a 4-0 start gets help from everybody, and the Knicks have been getting it everywhere. The question tonight is whether or not they even remember that they’re hot.”
Tommy DeeI admit I was way off on Brewer, although he’s helped his own cause by knocking down shots Hopla-style, but it’s his action around the hoop that has been just as impressive. He’s been a ridiculous upgrade to Landry Fields thus far and his play is going to make it tough to put him to the bench when Shumpert returns. Great teams get contributions from all places and they also get them from different people at different times of the year. Brewer’s play this year may not last all year, but it will be important to look back on and remember, especially if/when the team’s perimeter shooting goes cold causing them to lose close games late. These early season wins, especially the conference games.