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Brandon Rush
Position: G
Born: 07/07/85
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $1,270,964
So far, Rush says the knee hasn’t given him any problems: “It’s feeling pretty good, no swelling, no soreness. Everything feels pretty good.” This is a good sign for Rush and the Warriors. Rush has proven to be an effective perimeter defender and they need him to be an all-around player in their second unit this season. Rush has been through the rigors of battling back from an ACL injury before and was even more prepared for the rehab process this time around: “I knew it was going to take a while to try to get my timing back and try to get some kind of rhythm going, but it’s coming along well.”
The Warriors are among the teams scheduled to attend a workout for free agent guard Brandon Rush, who tore an ACL while with the team in 2012 before playing in 38 games for Utah last season. The Warriors at this time can afford minimum contracts due to salary cap constraints, but could look to bring Rush back to the team after he averaged 9.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 67 games with Golden State before getting injured.
Or, reasonably priced at $4 million this season, Rush could become one of the team’s best trade assets in the run up to the Feb. 20 deadline. A resurgence would certainly be beneficial to Rush, who is in the final year of his contract, though he says it’s not an issue he’s concerned about. “I don’t think about that at all,” he said. “I just think about getting better every game, trying to help the team win and things will go from there. Two-thousand-fourteen will be a good year for me.”
Rush and Corbin met Wednesday morning before the team’s game in Sacramento to talk about Rush’s frustrations. “I had a good talk with Coach,” the shooting guard said. “He let me know what the deal was.” Corbin’s message: “I just wanted him to play, play relaxed and play without apprehension.” Rush saw time again against the Kings and rewarded his coach by knocking down three of his four attempts from three, grabbing two rebounds, dishing two assists and coming up with a pair of blocks.
Brandon Rush’s comeback from a knee injury that ended his season almost as soon as it got going last year has been complicated. After making his return against the Brooklyn Nets in early November, Rush put himself back on the bench for nearly a month because he said he was not mentally ready to play. He played again in games last week against Indiana and Portland but soon found himself out Utah coach Ty Corbin’s rotation. “It’s been really frustrating because I’ve worked hard,” Rush said. “I wanted to be able to get some minutes and help the team out.”