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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
Contract: view contract details

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Wolves SG Brandon Rush played 36 minutes on Thursday, but he made just 1-of-4 shots for two points with two rebounds, one steal and on personal foul.
Rush racked up 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in a home game vs. the Blazers on Thursday, but he couldn't duplicate the feat in Portland tonight. There are better 3-point specialists on all but the thinnest waiver wires. Apr 7 - 1:34 AM

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Brandon Rush scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and one triple in 37 minutes vs. the Blazers on Monday.

37 minutes? Where did that come from? Rush's minutes have been declining for a couple weeks with the Wolves using more two-PG lineups, but they completely went away from that tonight -- Kris Dunn played six minutes and Tyus Jones played 10. This looks like a fluke, so even though the Wolves play four more times this week, Rush is only worth consideration in the deepest of leagues.
Apr 3 - 9:43 PM

Brandon Rush matched his season highs for both 3-pointers (4) and points (12) in Monday's 119-104 win against the Wizards.

The double-digit point total was Rush's first since Jan. 13. He has been playing plenty of minutes lately, but this was his first real measurable fantasy production. Wait to see this type of performance become a regularity before risking a roster spot on him even in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Mar 13 - 11:29 PM

Brandon Rush (illness) scored two points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and no turnovers in 20 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

He's felt better since Thursday, so the 20 minutes is probably a fair expectation going forward. Rush has actually given the Wolves good minutes and his low-usage style fits right in with their star offensive players. He's only a very deep-league play, of course.
Mar 11 - 12:09 AM

Brandon Rush (illness) is feeling better and is expected to play and start Friday night vs. Golden State.

Rush will replace Shabazz Muhammad in the starting lineup. Rush is averaging just 6.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 28.5 minutes in the 14 starts he has made this season. He can be left on waivers. Muhammad will split minutes off the bench with Lance Stephenson.
Mar 10 - 12:18 PM

Brandon Rush (illness) was back at practice on Thursday and is probable for Friday against the Warriors.

Revenge game? Rush missed Wednesday's game due to an illness to allow more minutes for Shabazz Muhammad and Lance Stephenson. It'll be interesting to see how these three fit, but it's really a situation to avoid in most leagues.
Mar 9 - 3:48 PM

Brandon Rush (illness) will not play vs. the Clippers on Wednesday.

Shabazz Muhammad will get the start in place of Rush, who is averaging 26.1 minutes in his past five games. Given Muhammad a look if you need a cheap streaming source of scoring.
Mar 8 - 7:18 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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