Nov 11, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz shooting guard Brandon Rush (25) warms up prior to a game against the Denver Nuggets at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Rush agrees to deal with Golden State Warriors

Shooting guard Brandon Rush has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Golden State ranked sixth in three-point attempts, fourth in three-point efficiency and second in three-point makes this past season and Rush only makes them more dangerous from outside.

The 29-year-old is a career 40.9 percent shooter from beyond the arc. Factoring in the team’s signing of Shaun Livingston, Golden State is stockpiling some pretty talented backcourt players to come off of the bench.

The concern with Rush is his health. He’s played in just 40 games combined in each of the past two seasons due to injuries.

Rush was previously a member of the Warriors before being traded to the Utah Jazz as part of the deal that sent Andre Iguodala to Golden State.

Rush was an excellent contributor for the Warriors throughout the 2011-12 season, averaging 9.8 points (50.1 percent shooting from the field and 45.2 percent shooting from outside), 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

Steve Kerr and Co. don’t necessarily need Rush to match that level of production, but if he’s at least able to near those efficiency levels than the Warriors will have gotten a steal on what is a cheap contract.

Rush tweeted that he was blessed shortly before his signing with Golden State was announced.

Rush averaged 2.1 points on 33.0 percent shooting from the floor in 38 games with the Jazz this past season.

 

 

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