The Denver Nuggets were hit with sad news on Monday afternoon when it was announced that SF Corey Brewer was taking a leave of absence because of his father's sudden death, according to the team's official Twitter account:
SAD NEWS: #Nuggets F @CoreyBrewer13 not with team due to death of his father.— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) February 6, 2012
Brewer is in his first season with the Nuggets, having played in 20 games from the bench. He is second on the team with a .444 three-point shooting percentage and second with an average of 2.2 steals per 36 minutes. The Tennessee native Brewer was originally drafted out of the University of Florida by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round in 2007.
Denver takes on the Houston Rockets on Monday night, the Nuggets looking to break their recent rough patch, winning only 1 of their last 5 games.
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