Following on from their recent two-year signing of Carl Landry, the Golden State Warriors have re-signed Brandon Rush, who had become a free agent. The 6’6″ shooting guard/small forward out of Kansas City agreed to the same contract the Warriors gave to Carl Landry – a two year, $8 million contract with the second year being a player option, which gives Rush the option of becoming a free agent again next season.
The versatile Rush will have to battle rookie Harrison Barnes for the starting small forward position, after putting up 9.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1 assist last season for the Warriors. Reportedly working on his post game during the offseason, Brandon played 65 games last season but only managed to start for one.
Nevertheless, Brandon managed to put on a shooting clinic, averaging over 50% from long range at one point during the season – finishing at a 45.2% clip for the season – and 50.1% from the field.
Rush was a part of the deal in December 2011, that saw Louis Amundson being shipped to the Indiana Pacers, where he averaged 12.6 minutes a game over 60 games without a start, leaving the Warriors with a slight edge from the trade.
Expect Rush to back up both wing positions next season, bringing a lot of energy off the bench as he continues the steady form we saw from him last season.