Mavericks land Brewer

Corey Brewer(notes) has agreed to sign a multiyear contract with the Dallas Mavericks, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

After securing a buyout from the New York Knicks, Brewer became one of the most desirable free agents for his athleticism and defensive versatility. Most of the NBA’s contenders – including Boston, San Antonio and Dallas – pursued the 6-foot-9 forward over the past several days.

Brewer, who turns 25 on Saturday, averaged 8.6 points and 1.5 steals for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season before he was sent to the Knicks in the Carmelo Anthony(notes) trade.

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Updated Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011