The Warriors have officially tendered a one-year qualifying offer to four-year veteran Brandon Rush, the team announced today. The qualifying offer makes Rush a restricted free agent this summer, and will give Golden State the opportunity to match any offer sheet Rush signs with another club.
Any team interested in Rush will have to be ready to make a pretty substantial offer to pry him away from the Warriors. Last week, GM Bob Myers had high praise for Rush, suggesting that the 26-year-old is a player who the Warriors "really like, and who we're going to keep."
As I outlined last month, because Rush met the starter criteria as defined in the league's new Collective Bargaining Agreement, he'll be eligible for a qualifying offer of about $4.39MM. If Rush chooses to accept the one-year offer, he can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, but it's more likely that he'll sign a multiyear deal to remain with the Warriors.