Newly acquired Thunder guard/forward Ronnie Brewer arrived late Friday and did not go through his physical examination process until Saturday.
As a result, he did not practice with his new teammates Saturday and will not play in Sunday's 8:30 p.m. contest against the Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Brewer is expected to join the team's morning shootaround on Sunday, but OKC coach Scott Brooks said he will not activate Brewer until Wednesday's home game against the New Orleans Hornets. That way the newcomer can at least get in some practice time, however little.
“I think it helps just to get practice time, not only for the (new) player but the team,” Brooks said after Saturday morning's light practice. “The situation we're in, he might only have one or two practices. He will definitely watch film with our coaches and myself and walk through some plays and some sets with the guys, not live, just to get the feel for what we do defensively and offensively.”
Ronnie Brewer won't play until Wednesday
The Oklahoman | Feb 24