Multiple Teams Eyeing Brandon Rush

Several teams have checked in with Brandon Rush, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The Mavericks, Heat, and Pacers are among the clubs to reach out to the swingman.

Dallas could use depth to fill out its wing rotation, especially if it intends to give Harrison Barnes minutes at the four spot, as it did for stretches last season.

Indiana lost Paul George this offseason and while the 32-year-old won’t be able to fill PG-13’s void, he could help to solidify the back end of the team’s rotation. Rush played for the Pacers for two seasons to begin his career before the franchise dealt him to the Warriors.

Miami would arguably be the worst fit out of the three teams. The Heat have Justise Winslow coming back from injury to join a rotation of James Johnson, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson and Rodney McGruder on the wing. If Rush wants to come to a place where minutes are guaranteed, South Beach may not be his destination.

Rush saw 21.9 minutes per game on the Wolves last season, which was his highest mark since the 2011/12 campaign. He shot an above league average 38.6% from behind the arc on 2.4 attempts per contest.

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9 thoughts on “Multiple Teams Eyeing Brandon Rush

  1. acarneglia

    He could go fill the role of Marco Bellinelli to a lesser extent in Charlotte as a sharp shooter off the bench

  2. tealmarlin

    This guy makes no sense for the Heat, maybe a true point guard for the bench or a legitimate PF.

  3. No offense to Brandon Rush, but he averaged less than 7PPG per 36 and shot 35% from two last year. None of his other numbers are overly impressive either. How there’s that many teams interested in him is a little surprising.

    • MinnyBorn

      Not surprising to me that teams would be interested in Rush as a veteran minimum guy to fill the 14th or 15th spot. Career 40% shooter from deep.

  4. dcrock

    Maybe the mavs would be a good fit for him because they don’t have a ton of talent in the wing and a veteran could bring some leadership

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