Newly acquired guard Ronnie Brewer played the final 4:44 of Wednesday night's 110-87 romp over the Utah Jazz at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The defensive specialist obtained from the New York Knicks at last month's trade deadline has yet to play significant minutes in a competitive game, however.
Though anxiously awaiting quality playing time, Brewer understands he is caught in a numbers game on a talented team coached by Scott Brooks.
“Obviously he (Brooks) has been doing something right. I mean, this team is a phenomenal team,” Brewer said. “Different guys step up every night to play well other than KD (Kevin Durant) and Russ (Westbrook). When the time comes I just got to be ready.
“I don't let it get me down. If I don't play, you can do other things. You can cheer your teammates on. You can tell them things that maybe you see that they don't see on the court. You got to just do your part and that's part of being part of a great organization. Everybody has their role and does their part. And whenever my name is called I have to be ready and play to the best of my abilities.”
180 CLUB UPDATE
Despite a precipitous drop in his shooting percentages from the field since All-Star weekend, Durant remains alive and well for his fourth straight scoring title (28.3) and also had kept his head above water for the prestigious “180 Club” – shooting 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line.
Before the All-Star break, Durant was shooting 51.9 percent from the field; 42.7 percent from 3-point range and 90.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Since the All-Star break, he has shot 43.1 percent from the field, 34.1 percent from 3-point range and 92.0 percent from the line.