Ronnie Brewer Confident He'll Be Ready for Opener

The New York Knicks have put together a very talented team and many expect them to make some noise in the Eastern Conference this coming season. One of the additions the Knicks made this off-season was in defensive player Ronnie Brewer. Brewer did undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear, but he is not expected to be sidelined for too long.

Although knee injuries can be hard to overcome, Brewer expects he’ll be ready for the Knicks’ season opener against the Brooklyn Nets. The rehab process is going well and the Knicks are looking forward to Brewer suiting up for their first game.

“If you were to ask me if I had surgery a couple days ago, I would have told you no. My knee’s feeling great. The swelling’s going down and rehab is going really well,” Brewer told ESPN New York while working at a Wall Street fundraiser in remembrance of 9/11. “Every day I’m continuing to work, slowly but surely trying to get back on the court.”

Brewer fits in extremely well with this Knicks team and coach Mike Woodson will surely like having a defensive specialist on the team. However, Brewer can also stretch the floor with his shooting and is a great complimentary player to stars like Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire.

In the case that Brewer will not be able to start for the Knicks on opening night, J.R. Smith should get the upgrade into the starting five.

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