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Report: Brewer passed on C’s

07.16.10 at 3:07 pm ET

According to a tweet from Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, free agent shooting guard Ronnie Brewer turned down an offer from the Celtics so he would have the opportunity to start in Chicago. Brewer took a three-year, $12.5 million deal with the Bulls.

“I got an opportunity to start (in Chicago). Both (Chicago and Boston) are storied programs,” Brewer told Spears. It came down to where I could excel more.”

The 14th overall pick in the 2006 draft, Brewer spent his first four-plus years with the Jazz before being sent to the Grizzlies at the trade deadline last season. He has averaged 10.3 points and 1.8 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game over his five-year career.

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