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Brandon Rush | Guard/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 210
College: Kansas
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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

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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

Brandon Rush (illness) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.

This one is filed under the "who cares?" department for fantasy basketball owners. Rush did play six minutes on Monday, but the move to Utah hasn't helped him after a somewhat impressive start last season with the Warriors before suffering an ACL tear.
Apr 4 - 7:41 PM

Brandon Rush (sore throat) is a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Pelicans.

Rush has completely fallen out Utah's rotation anyway, as he appeared in just five games in March.
Apr 4 - 12:42 PM

Brandon Rush (knee) returned to action on Friday against the Suns, playing 13 minutes with two rebounds and one assist off the bench.

Rush may take a while to get up to speed this season, and when it does happen it will complicate matters for Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams. For now, owners should evaluate Rush's role on a game-by-game basis.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 06:23:00 AM

Brandon Rush (knee) said that "I think my knee is fine. Everything else is fine. I think I'm ready to go."

The Jazz currently boast the leagues worst record of 2-14 and can use all the help they can get. That being said, Rush is coming off a major knee injury, and will likely be eased back into the rotation, limiting his fantasy value. Use a wait-and-see approach.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Brandon Rush (knee) returned to practice on Wednesday and said that he may return to Utah's lineup for Friday's home game vs. the Suns.

"I think I’m taking a step forward," Rush said. "If I feel pretty good, I'll probably end up playing [Friday]." The Jazz can use all available assistance to improve their 2-14 record but Rush isn't likely to be a fantasy asset while he eases his way back into the rotation.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Brandon Rush (knee) will return to practice on Wednesday.

He made a few brief cameos in mid-November but hasn't been on the court since. It's reasonable to think he'll be on a minute-limit, at least initially, and he doesn't have any short-term fantasy appeal.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
3Aaron Craft
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Nemanja Nedovic
5Jason Kapono
SF1Andre Iguodala
2Harrison Barnes
PF1David Lee
2Draymond Green
3Marreese Speights
4James Michael McAdoo
5Mitchell Watt
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic