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Brandon Rush | Guard/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 210
College: Kansas
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Brandon Rush picked up a DNP-CD on Tuesday against the Raptors.
He drew a start on Saturday against the Nets because Klay Thompson (back) was sidelined, but he isn't going to be in the rotation while the Warriors are healthy. Leave Rush on the wire. Nov 18 - 1:41 AM

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Brandon Rush started in place of Klay Thompson (back) for Saturday's game against the Nets and scored eight points with four boards, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

That's not a bad line for a guy who hasn't started an NBA game since 2012. Thompson's injury isn't believed to be serious, so there is no reason to consider adding Rush in almost any format after this performance. When Thompson does return, Rush will likely only be in the mix for minutes until Leandro Barbosa (personal) is back from Brazil.
Nov 15 - 1:37 AM

Brandon Rush will draw the start on Saturday vs. the Nets in place of Klay Thompson (back).

This will be Rush's first start since Jan. 12, 2012. The 30-year-old veteran has career averages of 7.5 points, 3.1 boards and 1.1 3-pointers, so he's not worth a look in almost any league because Thompson's injury isn't believed to be serious.
Nov 14 - 9:38 PM

Brandon Rush admitted that he had an "awful" 2014-15 season, but said that after a rigorous summer of workouts he's "ready to be the old B-Rush."

Rush was buried on the Warriors' depth chart last season, shooting an abysmal 20.4 percent from the field (11.1 percent from downtown) in 33 appearances. Golden State has far too much depth to anticipate a bounce-back fantasy season for the seven-year veteran.
Sep 23 - 8:16 PM

Brandon Rush has exercised his player option to remain with the Warriors for the 2015-16 season.

Rush averaged just 8.2 minutes in 33 appearances during the 2014-15 regular season, so he wouldn't have drawn a lot of interest on the open market. Rush will be buried on the Warriors bench again next season, so he can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Jun 25 - 7:16 PM

Brandon Rush left Saturday's game vs. the Bucks due to an eye contusion but he has since returned to action

Rush hasn't been in the rotation this season and constantly picks up DNPs, but he got a chance to play with the Warriors resting some guys. We will let you know if his eye becomes an issue, but he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 28 - 9:09 PM

Brandon Rush (illness) is questionable to face the Thunder on Monday.

He didn't play in their last game on Friday and has only played 8.3 minutes per game. The Warriors are a little thin with Andrew Bogut (knee) and Festus Ezeli (ankle) out, but Rush will need a lot more to happen to get regular minutes.
Jan 5 - 2:44 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:12:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 12:32:00 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.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 02:15:00 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.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 02:36:00 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.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 05:11:00 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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 03:32:00 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.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 02:35:00 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.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 01:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Ian Clark
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2Marreese Speights
3James Michael McAdoo
4Kevon Looney
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Jason Thompson