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Brandon Rush | Guard/Forward | #4

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / POR
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Brandon Rush played 33 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday, but missed all five of shots and failed to score.
He finished with five rebounds and two assists. He was averaging 27.0 minutes per game in February prior to tonight, but he might be the least productive starter in the league with averages of 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in that span. There's no fantasy value here. Feb 26 - 12:40 AM

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Brandon Rush did not score in 20 minutes with one rebound against the Raptors on Wednesday.

If you picked him up in a deep league, you can rush to drop him right now. Rush doesn't have a high upside anyway, so there's no need to even worry if this is a fluke.
Feb 9 - 1:26 AM

Brandon Rush started in place of Zach LaVine (knee) on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies and scored five points on 1-of-5 shooting with three rebounds and a triple.

He will likely keep his starting job because the Wolves need his floor spacing, but don't expect the oft-injured veteran to eclipse 24+ minutes too often -- he played 19 first half minutes and didn't make an appearance in the fourth quarter tonight. Standard-league owners can leave him on the wire with confidence.
Feb 5 - 12:11 AM

Brandon Rush will start on Saturday night against the Grizzlies.

Coach Tom Thibodeau will go back to his old lineup the last time Zach LaVine (knee) missed time. In his previous two starts, Rush averaged 11.5 points, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.5 blocks, 2.5 steals and 3.5 treys. He probably won't be able to duplicate that, but he's worth a look in several leagues in case coach Tom Thibodeau gives him heavy run. He may not do it over a long period of time, though.
Feb 4 - 7:21 PM

Brandon Rush returned to the bench with Zach LaVine (hip) back in action on Sunday, missing his only shot attempt and failing to record a single statistic in his three minutes of playing time.

Rush did a nice job filling in for LaVine as Minnesota’s starting two-guard over the past two games, but it’s going to be tough for him to get enough minutes to matter on most nights while LaVine is healthy. If you swooped Rush up for his short-term appeal sans LaVine, now would be the time to send him back to the wire.
Jan 15 - 4:32 PM

Brandon Rush played 40 minutes in a start against the Thunder on Friday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, two block and three 3-pointers.

Coach Tom Thibodeau straight up gave him all of Zach LaVine's (hip) minutes. Rush has actually been somewhat serviceable as a starter with a 12-point game coming on Wednesday, but his value will plummet once LaVine is back. There's a good chance that will be on Sunday.
Jan 14 - 12:08 AM

With Zach LaVine (hip pointer) inactive, Brandon Rush will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. OKC.

This will be the second straight start for Rush. He also started Wednesday and finished with 12 points, four 3-pointers, three boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 36 minutes. It will be tough for Rush to duplicate those numbers on Friday. Also, it sounds like LaVine is very close to returning, so Rush's fantasy relevance should be shortlived.
Jan 13 - 7:12 PM

Brandon Rush started Wednesday's game in place of Zach LaVine (bruised hip), posting 12 points with four 3-pointers, three boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

Rush made 4-of-8 shots and he didn't commit any turnovers, so it was an unqualified success for anyone streaming him or punting in DFS. LaVine is day-to-day and he's only dealing with a contusion, however, so it's hard to get too excited about Rush's outlook despite this tremendous performance.
Jan 12 - 12:11 AM

Brandon Rush will start for Zach LaVine on Wednesday against the Rockets.

Interesting. Coach Tom Thibodeau may want to keep his bench together and may not want to put Nemanja Bjelica in harm's way with the 3-point barrage. We'd still rather use Bjelica with Rush being a risky play.
Jan 11 - 7:25 PM

Brandon Rush (sprained right big toe) is available for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

He's not in the rotation, so he may not see the floor.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Brandon Rush (sprained right big toe) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

Rush has been sidelined for the past three games due to the toe injury. Rush is averaging just 1.6 points this season and shouldn't be owned in any standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Brandon Rush is inactive for Saturday against the Hornets.

The Wolves not using Rush is part of the reason Zach LaVine has played 42.0 minutes per game in his last three.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 06:17:00 PM

Brandon Rush (sprained right big toe) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

Rush has been sidelined for the past two contests with a sprained right big toe. He's averaging just 1.6 points this season and hasn't played more than eight minutes in a game since November 5th. He holds no fantasy value and can be left on waivers.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Brandon Rush (toe) is questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks.

Rush looks to be a game-time decision with his toe injury, but he can be left on waivers in fantasy leagues regardless of his status.
Source: NBA.com
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:58:00 AM

Brandon Rush (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

His toe sprain is minor, but Rush isn't a lock for the rotation anyway.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 07:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
SG1Zach LaVine
2Brandon Rush
3Lance Stephenson
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Jordan Hill
4Nikola Pekovic