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Brandon Rush | Guard/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Kansas
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Brandon Rush logged 21 minutes off the Warriors' bench on Wednesday but finished scoreless with just two rebounds and one assist to his credit.
Rush earned more playing time with Leandro Barbosa (knee) unavailable, and his role will fluctuate depending upon nightly matchups. He's scored a grand total of four points in 78 minutes this season, which tells fantasy owners all they need to know. Nov 26 - 10:12 PM

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Brandon Rush (lower back) was available for Sunday's game but he never left the Warriors' bench.

A sequence of injuries have derailed Rush over the past few years, and he was recently diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower vertebrae, so there's no reason to target him as even a long-term fantasy option.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 3 - 12:32 AM

Brandon Rush (sacral stress reaction) is listed as probable to face the Lakers on Saturday.

It should be his season debut and the Warriors might use him since they won't be using Draymond Green at all at small forward. Rush still isn't going to get more than minutes in the teens even with the Warriors banged up at some point.
Nov 1 - 2:15 PM

Brandon Rush (back) is not expected to play against the Kings on Wednesday.

His back injury just won't go away and he's had a number of injuries in his career. Rush won't have fantasy value especially with Andre Iguodala coming off the bench.
Oct 29 - 2:36 PM

Brandon Rush (back) was limited during Monday's practice, and has been downgraded to questionable for opening night.

Rush's role with the Warriors is very limited, so it shouldn't matter to fantasy owners in standard leagues whether or not he plays.
Oct 27 - 5:11 PM

Brandon Rush (back spasms) returned to practice on Sunday and he's considered probable for Wednesday's season opener.

Rush aggravated the injury twice during recent exhibitions and it's encouraging to see him make it through practice unscathed. Major knee surgery caused him to play a total of 40 games over the past two seasons, but when healthy he has enough talent to carve out a small bench role under coach Steve Kerr.
Oct 26 - 3:32 PM

Brandon Rush (back spasms) won't play in Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers, and he'll be re-evaluated in one week.

His back flared up during each of the Warriors' past two exhibitions, and his status for opening night is unclear. Golden State has enough depth on the wings that Andre Iguodala could fill a bench role, and there's no reason to touch Rush on draft day.
Oct 21 - 2:35 PM

Brandon Rush sat out the second half of Sunday's game due to spasms in his lower back.

Rush tweaked his back on Friday and may need a few more days to recover, but at least the injury doesn't sound serious. Reconstructive knee surgery has derailed his career but he's looking to make a comeback with Golden State this season, and the injury risk combined with a bench role is enough reason to avoid him in fantasy leagues.
Oct 20 - 1:39 AM

Brandon Rush said on Saturday that he's fine after his back injury on Friday.

He said he originally hurt it while doing some weight lifting and he's questionable for Sunday. Rush has no fantasy value.
Oct 19 - 12:09 AM

Brandon Rush exited Friday's preseason game against the Heat before the second half due to back spasms and did not return.

Rush is on the long road back from a serious knee injury and as a result tightness due to game action isn't too surprising. His services are particularly valuable to the Warriors while Shaun Livingston gets back on track from a toe injury.
Oct 17 - 10:46 PM

Brandon Rush stated during a recent interview that his knee is feeling "pretty good."

"It’s feeling pretty good, no swelling, no soreness. Everything feels pretty good," said Rush. Rush is a solid defender, and a terrific shooter from beyond the arc, however he's not likely to average enough minutes for standard league consideration. Feel free to ignore Rush come draft day.
Oct 12 - 10:23 AM

Brandon Rush (knee) played six minutes off the Warriors' bench on Tuesday, scoring two points with one rebound and one assist.

Rush has had a very long road back after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee in 2012, but he said recently that he feels 100 recovered both physically and mentally. The Warriors will be satisfied if he defends reliably and makes open 3-pointers as a reserve swingman.
Oct 8 - 2:52 AM

Brandon Rush stated during a recent interview that his knee finally feels 100 percent healthy, and he's getting over the mental hurdle of attacking the rim.

Rush will be playing in a reserve role for the Warriors, and he's not likely to average enough minutes for standard league consideration.
Sep 15 - 4:48 PM

The Warriors officially signed Brandon Rush to a two-year deal on Tuesday.

Rush, the No. 13 pick in the 2008 draft, only played in 38 games after recovering from ACL surgery last season. He gives the Warriors another solid perimeter option but isn't likely to hold fantasy value in standard formats.
Jul 22 - 2:52 PM

Brandon Rush agreed to a two-year deal with the Warriors.

The second year is a player option. Rush was with the Warriors a couple seasons ago before they shed some cap space with the Jazz, but now he's back and will provide some depth. It's unclear if his knee is any better from an ACL tear, so we aren't expecting him to make an impact.
Jul 16 - 4:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Justin Holiday
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David Lee
3Marreese Speights
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic