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Brandon Rush | Guard/Forward | #21

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / POR
Contract: view contract details

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The Blazers will not sign Brandon Rush to a second 10-day deal.
He did not play with the Blazers and apparently the team is OK letting him go even with the Moe Harkless (knee) injury. Mar 2 - 5:14 PM

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Brandon Rush has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Blazers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN.

Rush has played for four different teams over his nine-year NBA career. He averaged 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 47 games (33 starts) for the Timberwolves last season. He should be left on waivers, as it's unlikely he'll be able to carve out a role in the Blazers rotation.
Feb 20 - 9:18 AM

Brandon Rush's agent announced that his client has signed a deal with the Bucks.

The specifics of the deal aren't known, but it's likely for the veteran's minimum. Rush will provide some depth off the bench behind Tony Snell and Khris Middleton at the 2 and 3, but won't see enough minutes to help most fantasy owners.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 12:48:00 PM

The Bucks have interest in free agent G/F Brandon Rush according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN.

Rush was previously linked to the Mavericks, Pacers and Heat, but his market has cooled off. It's also unclear if the Wolves have any interest in bringing the veteran back, as they do have a few roster spots open. Rush averaged just 4.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 treys in Minnesota last season and wouldn't be a factor in fantasy leagues if he signed in Milwaukee.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 09:55:00 AM

According to Darren Wolfson of ESPN, The Mavericks, Pacers and Heat have all expressed interest in Brandon Rush.

Rush is 32, but injuries have really derailed his career. Despite playing 21.9 minutes per game with the Wolves last season, he averaged just 4.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 treys. He likely won't have much fantasy value regardless of where he lands.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 10:54:00 AM

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.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 01:34:00 AM

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.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017 09:43:00 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.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 11:29:00 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.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:09:00 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.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 12:18:00 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.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 03:48:00 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.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 07:18:00 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.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 12:40:00 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.
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 01:26:00 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.
Sun, Feb 5, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Pat Connaughton
3C.J. Wilcox
4Brandon Rush
SF1Evan Turner
2Moe Harkless
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Ed Davis
3Zach Collins
4Meyers Leonard
5Georgios Papagiannis