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Brandon Rush very near two-year deal with Golden State

Jul 16, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

Brandon Rush, Shannon Brown AP

LAS VEGAS — The Warriors have one of the best starting backcourts in the NBA in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and they made a nice pickup adding Shaun Livingston as a backup this summer. But they still could use a little more depth.

That turns out to be Brandon Rush.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports broke the story that the two sides were very close to a deal .

A league source familiar with the talks confirmed to ProBasketballTalk (and Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders) that a deal indeed was near and very well could be done by the end of the day.

This is a two-year, $2.5 million deal, Wojnarowski reports.

Rush, coming off an ACL tear that limited his time in Utah last season, held a private workout in Las Vegas Tuesday and was moving well, according to Kyler.

Before going to Utah Rush averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Warriors in the 2012 season.

He could see some real run, but how well he defends will determine how much he gets under new coach Steve Kerr.

  1. muathjam21 - Jul 16, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Huge bargain if he can return to pre-injury form.

  2. devarajaswami - Jul 16, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Dubs should also try to grab Carlos Boozer off the amnesty box.
    And maybe Jameer Nelson if they have enough money left over.

  3. muhangis - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    This guy hasn’t been a factor for years in the league. And even at his peak, Rush has never been a difference maker – Look at his career best stats…. not impressive.

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