Brandon Rush RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Eric Pincus: Brandon Rush opted into the final year of his contract with the Golden State Warriors @BBallInsiders
Rusty Simmons: Brandon Rush’s official diagnosis is a sacral stress reaction in his lower back. He’ll be reevaluated in a week.
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 Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard/forward Brandon Rush to a contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Rush will hold the option on the 2015-16 season, a source said. Rush, 29, returns to the Warriors, who had traded him as part of a salary dump to Utah a year ago. Golden State had been impressed with Rush’s production in his full seasons there in 2011-12, before a knee injury cost him several months of rehabilitation.
Free-agent forward Brandon Rush has agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: After a workout in Las Vegas for teams Tuesday, free agent Brandon Rush is pushing closer to finding a deal, sources tell Yahoo.
“Rush was great. Everybody that’s been a fan saw how good he was for us, so if he’s healthy, and he can play, which we hear he can — we’ll go watch him and see — it’s a good addition if we could get him. You don’t know what the price would be, but we like Brandon,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers told KNBR on Monday.
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.
After a disappointing and frustrating season in Utah, Brandon Rush knew he’d have to prove himself again. He’ll get a chance to do that Tuesday, when he free agent guard will work out for multiple teams on Tuesday in Las Vegas, his agent says.
Mark Deeks: Jazz renounced Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush. Hornets renounced Pargo, Tolliver, White, Ridnour, McRoberts and Douglas-Roberts.
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.”
Utah Jazz (11-25; last week’s ranking: 24): The Jazz will be active in trade talks with a handful of veterans in the last years of their deals including Richard Jefferson, Marvin Williams and Brandon Rush.
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.”