"When I broke down those 12 or 13 teams looking at me, I had to evaluate all those teams equally," Brewer explained. "New York came out to be the best team."
The Knicks made the playoffs in 2012 but were eliminated in the first round by the eventual NBA champions, the Miami Heat.
"We have high expectations this year," Brewer said. " We feel like we can contend with the Heat and win the East."
In New York, he joins All-Stars Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudamire and Tyson Chandler, the reigning defensive player of the year in the league. Anthony and Chandler are currently representing the United States with the Olympic team.
"I am actually watching a little different, " Brewer said. "I'm a student of the game so I scout and try to learn from different players. Now instead of learning how to defend those guys, or see how Tyson plays, how I can get my shot off. I'm more studying where they like to get the ball and how I can play off them and get easy baskets."
The former Fayetteville High School Bulldog and Arkansas Razorback still calls Fayetteville home during the offseason. He recently wrapped up multiple fundraising events in an effort to build a new gym at the local Boys and Girls Club.
"I think we raised around $150,000 dollars," Brewer stated. "We still got a little bit of ways to go but we made strides this year. We made strides last year. We're right there."
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