MINNEAPOLIS -- The paradigm has shifted for Corey Brewer.
Long gone are the days when merely stepping on an NBA floor represented the ultimate objective. Extended seasons won't suffice, either -- he's had three of those since leaving Minnesota via a trade.
Only another title will whet his appetite, honed in 2011 -- the teeter-totter year he went from Twin Cities washout to Lone Star champion.
"Everyone's like 'you're going to Minnesota, you're going to make the playoffs,'" said Brewer, who was formally introduced to Minneapolis media Wednesday after signing as an unrestricted free agent. "For me, it's not about making the playoffs anymore, because I already won a championship."
Brewer played a very limited role in Dallas' 2011 six-game NBA Finals win against Miami. He appeared in six games during that playoff run -- none in the finals -- and never played more than 8 minutes, 21 seconds.
But just being around Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and company exposed the former No. 7 overall...