Brewer's Blend is back on the shelves.

Only this time the Timberwolves say it comes in decaf.

The once-unruly small forward with the local line of coffee products named after him has returned to the team that drafted him claiming he's a changed player who's now fully cognizant of his strengths and weaknesses.

Through two days of training camp he's apparently backed it up.

"He'll still be the old Corey every once in a while but I like Corey 2.0" said forward Kevin Love who played with Brewer in Minnesota from 2008-11. "You can tell he's definitely played on some good teams since he's been here. Just a few more years' experience a few thousand more hours of playing basketball he's just been getting a lot better."

It's more important than ever Brewer exhibit the composure he gained during a 2011 championship run with Dallas and two seasons under taskmaster coach George Karl in Denver. With fellow three-man Chase Budinger out indefinitely Brewer's currently first in line to start on the wing Oct. 30 against Orlando.

So far so good his new coach said.

"He's been a pleasant surprise" Rick Adelman said. "He struggles from the outside but just watching him he knows his strengths. He knows where he should go and that's a good thing."

That wasn't the case during Brewer's three years and some change in Minneapolis after the Timberwolves drafted him seventh overall in 2007. He admits feeling lost in coach Kurt Rambis' triangle offense -- even while starting 82 games scoring a career-high 13 points per game in 2009-10 -- and the post-centric schemes of Randy Wittman before him.

Brewer didn't exercise much control and he didn't live up to the expectations associated with his draft position. So the Timberwolves traded him away during the 2011 campaign.