Myers Wants To Retain Brandon Rush

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. 

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