J. Michael Falgoust of USA Today tweets that Warriors GM Bob Myers will aggressively try to keep guard Brandon Rush, who is set to become a restricted free agent this summer. The fourth-year player and former lottery pick is averaging career highs in points (9.7), three-point shooting percentage (44.7%), and overall field goal percentage (49.8%) this season.
Rush has only managed one start in 64 games but has still earned a consistent spot in Mark Jackson's rotation, as evidenced by his 26.6 MPG average. Golden State owns his Bird Rights, and I would expect them to retain him barring a scenario where another team decides to wildly overpay for him. In my opinion, a role-player like Rush could garner a contract offer from anywhere between what he's currently making ($2.9 MM) and around the mid-level exception or slightly above it at most.