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Brandon Rush

31-Year-Old    SF,SG    Minnesota Timberwolves

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

3.9

REB

2.2

AST

1.0

STL

0.5

BLK

0.5

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

The Timberwolves brought Rush in this offseason to bolster the team's three-point shooting production, and he's expected to open his first season with the club as a member of the second unit. Don't expect him to see more than 15-to-20 minutes per game, however, as Zach LaVin...

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HT: 6' 6"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 7/7/1985  College: Kansas   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #13 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Rush Contract Information:

Signed one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Timberwolves in July of 2016.

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Rush (illness) will start at shooting guard Friday against the Warriors, Kyle Ratke of Timberwolves.com reports.

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Brandon Rush NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 22 75 24.0 8.1 3.1 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.0 42.3 69.7 1.0 0.5 2.7 2.8 37.3 3.2 7.7 0.6 0.9
2009-10 23 82 30.4 9.4 4.2 1.4 0.7 0.8 1.5 42.3 62.9 1.1 0.5 3.7 3.7 41.1 3.6 8.6 0.7 1.1
2010-11 24 IND 67 26.2 9.1 3.2 0.9 0.6 0.5 1.4 42.1 75.5 1.0 0.5 2.7 3.3 41.7 3.2 7.7 1.2 1.6
2011-12 25 GSW 65 26.4 9.8 3.9 1.4 0.5 0.9 1.5 50.1 79.3 1.0 0.5 3.4 3.4 45.2 3.6 7.2 1.0 1.3
2012-13 26 GSW 2 12.5 7.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.7 66.7 1.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.0 1.5
2013-14 27 GSW 38 11.0 2.1 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 33.3 60.0 0.5 0.1 1.0 1.2 34.0 0.8 2.4 0.1 0.1
2013-14 27 UTA 38 11.0 2.1 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 33.3 60.0 0.5 0.1 1.0 1.2 34.0 0.8 2.4 0.1 0.1
2013-14 27 GSW/UTA 76 11.0 2.1 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 33.3 60.0 0.5 0.1 1.0 1.2 34.0 0.8 2.4 0.1 0.1
2014-15 28 GSW 33 8.2 0.9 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.1 20.4 45.5 0.3 0.1 1.1 0.8 11.1 0.3 1.6 0.2 0.3
2015-16 29 GSW 72 14.7 4.2 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.9 42.7 64.3 0.5 0.3 2.2 2.2 41.4 1.5 3.6 0.3 0.4
2016-17 30 MIN 37 21.0 3.9 2.2 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.9 36.1 75.0 0.6 0.3 1.8 2.3 38.1 1.4 3.9 0.2 0.3
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Brandon Rush NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 21.5 2.0 1.8 1.8 0.5 0.0 0.5 27.3 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.8 1.5 33.3 0.8 2.8 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 7 26.0 3.9 2.3 1.7 0.6 0.4 1.0 32.1 100.0 0.9 0.1 2.1 2.9 35.0 1.3 4.0 0.3 0.3
Last 30 Days 14 25.9 4.1 2.9 1.5 0.4 0.4 0.9 35.5 100.0 0.6 0.3 2.6 2.4 35.3 1.6 4.4 0.1 0.1
Last 5 Games 5 24.2 2.0 2.2 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.4 23.1 100.0 0.6 0.0 2.2 1.6 25.0 0.6 2.6 0.4 0.4
Last 10 Games 10 26.4 4.0 2.8 1.8 0.5 0.4 0.8 35.7 100.0 0.7 0.3 2.5 2.3 34.8 1.5 4.2 0.2 0.2
Last 20 Games 20 26.6 4.5 2.8 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.9 35.5 75.0 0.7 0.3 2.5 2.6 34.6 1.7 4.7 0.3 0.4

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Brandon Rush
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Mar 25 @POR 112-100 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Mar 24 @LAL 130-119 14 2 1 3 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Mar 21 SAS 93-100 18 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Mar 19 @NOP 123-109 39 6 3 3 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 4 0 3 1
Mar 17 @MIA 123-105 35 2 4 2 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 4 0
Mar 15 @BOS 117-104 28 5 3 2 1 0 1 2 7 0 0 1 5 1 2 3
Mar 13 WAS 119-104 33 12 2 1 0 1 2 4 8 0 0 4 7 0 2 3
Mar 11 @MIL 102-95 30 4 3 2 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Mar 10 GSW 103-102 20 2 3 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 1
Mar 8 LAC 107-91 Did Not Play
Mar 4 @SAS 97-90 32 7 6 1 0 1 0 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 6 1
Mar 1 @UTA 80-107 24 8 2 1 0 1 0 3 5 0 0 2 3 1 1 3
Feb 27 @SAC 88-102 19 5 2 0 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 2 1
Feb 25 @HOU 142-130 33 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 5 1
Feb 24 DAL 97-84 23 5 3 0 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 3 0
Feb 15 @DEN 99-112 24 7 2 1 2 1 1 3 6 0 0 1 2 0 2 1
Feb 14 CLE 108-116 37 6 4 0 2 1 0 2 6 0 0 2 4 0 4 0
Feb 12 CHI 117-89 29 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 3 4 0 4 1 1 2
Feb 10 NOP 106-122 25 9 3 1 0 0 0 3 7 1 2 2 5 0 3 2
Feb 8 TOR 112-109 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
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Feb 6 MIA 113-115 33 5 3 2 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 3 0
Feb 4 MEM 99-107 24 5 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 2 2 1 3 1 2 1
Feb 3 @DET 116-108 Did Not Play
Feb 1 @CLE 125-97 Did Not Play
Jan 30 ORL 111-105 Did Not Play
Jan 28 BKN 129-109 Did Not Play
Jan 26 IND 103-109 Did Not Play
Jan 24 @PHO 111-112 Did Not Play
Jan 22 DEN 111-108 Did Not Play
Jan 19 @LAC 101-104 Did Not Play
Jan 17 @SAS 122-114 Did Not Play
Jan 15 @DAL 98-87 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 13 OKC 96-86 40 11 4 1 2 2 2 4 9 0 0 3 6 3 1 1
Jan 11 HOU 119-105 36 12 3 3 3 3 0 4 8 0 0 4 7 2 1 1
Jan 9 DAL 101-92 Did Not Play
Jan 7 UTA 92-94 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 6 @WAS 112-105 20 10 1 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 2 2 1 0 0
Jan 3 @PHI 93-91 Did Not Play
Jan 1 POR 89-95 Did Not Play
Dec 30 MIL 116-99 Did Not Play
Dec 28 @DEN 105-103 Did Not Play
Dec 26 ATL 104-90 Did Not Play
Dec 25 @OKC 112-100 Did Not Play
Dec 23 SAC 105-109 Did Not Play
Dec 21 @ATL 84-92 Did Not Play
Dec 19 PHO 115-108 Did Not Play
Dec 17 HOU 109-111 Did Not Play
Dec 13 @CHI 94-99 Did Not Play
Dec 11 GSW 108-116 13 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Dec 9 DET 90-117 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Dec 8 @TOR 124-110 Did Not Play
Dec 6 SAS 91-105 Did Not Play
Dec 3 @CHA 120-125 Did Not Play
Dec 2 @NYK 118-114 Did Not Play
Nov 30 NYK 104-106 Did Not Play
Nov 28 UTA 103-112 Did Not Play
Nov 26 @GSW 115-102 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Nov 25 @PHO 85-98 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 23 @NOP 117-96 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Nov 21 BOS 93-99 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 19 @MEM 93-71 Did Not Play
Nov 17 PHI 110-86 Did Not Play
Nov 15 CHA 108-115 Did Not Play
Nov 13 LAL 125-99 Did Not Play
Nov 12 LAC 105-119 Did Not Play
Nov 9 @ORL 107-123 Did Not Play
Nov 8 @BKN 119-110 Did Not Play
Nov 5 @OKC 112-92 19 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 5 0 3 0
Nov 3 DEN 99-102 12 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nov 1 MEM 116-80 19 9 1 1 0 1 2 3 6 1 2 2 3 0 1 0
Oct 29 @SAC 106-103 12 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0
Oct 26 @MEM 102-98 14 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Brandon Rush Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Brandon Rush – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #3 Small Forward

1.  Brandon Rush

2.  Tyus Jones

3.  Shabazz Muhammad

4.  Kris Dunn

5.  Andrew Wiggins

XZach LaVine

Minnesota Timberwolves

True Shooting Percentage

48.6%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Brandon Rush has a true shooting percentage of 48.6%.

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Brandon Rush NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 22 75 36.0 12.2 4.7 1.3 0.8 0.7 1.6 42.3 69.7 1.5 0.7 4.0 4.2 37.3 4.9 11.5 0.9 1.3
2009-10 23 82 36.0 11.2 5.0 1.6 0.8 0.9 1.8 42.3 62.9 1.3 0.6 4.4 4.4 41.1 4.3 10.1 0.8 1.3
2010-11 24 IND 67 36.0 12.5 4.5 1.3 0.8 0.7 1.9 42.1 75.5 1.4 0.7 3.8 4.6 41.7 4.5 10.6 1.6 2.2
2011-12 25 GSW 65 36.0 13.3 5.3 1.8 0.7 1.2 2.1 50.1 79.3 1.4 0.7 4.6 4.6 45.2 4.9 9.8 1.4 1.7
2012-13 26 GSW 2 36.0 20.2 1.4 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.7 66.7 4.3 0.0 1.4 2.9 0.0 8.6 13.0 2.9 4.3
2013-14 27 GSW 38 36.0 6.8 3.8 2.1 0.4 0.8 1.4 33.3 60.0 1.7 0.4 3.4 4.0 34.0 2.6 7.8 0.3 0.4
2013-14 27 UTA 38 36.0 6.8 3.8 2.1 0.4 0.8 1.4 33.3 60.0 1.7 0.4 3.4 4.0 34.0 2.6 7.8 0.3 0.4
2013-14 27 GSW/UTA 76 36.0 6.8 3.8 2.1 0.4 0.8 1.4 33.3 60.0 1.7 0.4 3.4 4.0 34.0 2.6 7.8 0.3 0.4
2014-15 28 GSW 33 36.0 4.0 5.4 1.6 0.7 1.6 0.4 20.4 45.5 1.5 0.5 4.9 3.6 11.1 1.5 7.2 0.7 1.5
2015-16 29 GSW 72 36.0 10.4 6.2 1.9 0.7 0.8 2.2 42.7 64.3 1.1 0.7 5.5 5.4 41.4 3.8 8.9 0.6 1.0
2016-17 30 MIN 37 36.0 6.7 3.7 1.7 0.9 0.8 1.5 36.1 75.0 1.0 0.6 3.2 3.9 38.1 2.4 6.7 0.4 0.6
Rest Of Season Projections 31 MIN 8 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Brandon Rush
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Brandon Rush NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 22 75 1803 610 233 66 38 37 78 42.3 69.7 75 34 199 209 37.3 243 575 46 66
2009-10 23 82 2490 774 346 112 56 65 124 42.3 62.9 93 41 305 302 41.1 297 702 56 89
2010-11 24 IND 67 1754 607 217 62 41 35 93 42.1 75.5 69 33 184 223 41.7 217 515 80 106
2011-12 25 GSW 65 1718 634 251 88 35 58 99 50.1 79.3 68 33 218 219 45.2 235 469 65 82
2012-13 26 GSW 2 25 14 1 2 0 0 0 66.7 66.7 3 0 1 2 0.0 6 9 2 3
2013-14 27 GSW 38 418 79 44 24 5 9 16 33.3 60.0 20 5 39 47 34.0 30 90 3 5
2013-14 27 UTA 38 418 79 44 24 5 9 16 33.3 60.0 20 5 39 47 34.0 30 90 3 5
2013-14 27 GSW/UTA 76 836 158 88 48 10 18 32 33.3 60.0 40 10 78 94 34.0 60 180 6 10
2014-15 28 GSW 33 271 30 41 12 5 12 3 20.4 45.5 11 4 37 27 11.1 11 54 5 11
2015-16 29 GSW 72 1055 305 181 57 20 23 65 42.7 64.3 33 21 160 157 41.4 111 260 18 28
2016-17 30 MIN 37 777 145 80 37 19 17 32 36.1 75.0 21 12 68 84 38.1 52 144 9 12
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Brandon Rush NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 22 75 24.0 50.5 49.0 8.9 10.1 0.9 7.4
2009-10 23 82 30.4 52.2 51.1 11.8 9.8 1.2 10.0
2010-11 24 IND 67 26.2 54.0 51.2 9.0 10.0 0.9 8.5
2011-12 25 GSW 65 26.4 62.8 60.7 13.3 10.3 1.3 11.5
2012-13 26 GSW 2 12.5 67.8 66.7 13.1 19.6 0.7 5.0
2013-14 27 GSW 38 11.0 42.8 42.2 17.6 14.7 1.2 2.1
2013-14 27 UTA 38 11.0 42.8 42.2 17.6 14.7 1.2 2.1
2013-14 27 GSW/UTA 76 11.0 42.8 42.2 17.6 14.7 1.2 2.1
2014-15 28 GSW 33 8.2 25.5 23.1 14.7 13.4 1.1 1.2
2015-16 29 GSW 72 14.7 56.0 55.2 15.7 9.1 1.7 5.5
2016-17 30 MIN 37 21.0 48.6 47.2 17.9 10.1 1.8 4.9
Rest Of Season Projections 31 MIN 8 31.9 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Brandon Rush
2016-17 Projections 31 MIN 65 13.6 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Brandon Rush

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Brandon Rush: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rush (illness) will play in Friday's game against the Warriors, Jerry Zgoda of the Minnesota Star Tribune reports.

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Rush (illness) took part in Thursday's practice and is considered probable for Friday's game against the Warriors, Kent Youngblood of the Minnesota Star Tribune reports.

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Rush is dealing with an illness and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

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Rush submitted five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds and one block across 19 minutes in a 102-88 win over the Kings on Monday.

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Rush scored nine points with three rebounds in 25 minutes in Friday's loss to New Orleans. He was 2-of-5 from three-point range.

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Rush started at shooting guard but did not score and was 0-for-3 from the field in 20 minutes in Wednesday's win over Toronto. He had one rebound and no assists.

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Rush scored five points with three rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes in Monday's loss to Miami. He was just 2-of-5 from the field.

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Rush, getting first crack at the starting shooting guard role in the wake of Zach LaVine's season-ending knee injury, mustered just five points (1-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three rebounds over 24 minutes in Saturday's 107-99 loss to the Grizzlies.

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Rush will start at shooting guard for Saturday's matchup against the Grizzlies, Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune reports.

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Rush played just three minutes and did not score in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

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Rush is expected to return to a bench role for Sunday's game against the Mavericks.

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Rush will be getting his second straight start with Zach LaVine (hip) out, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

There was a good feeling when the Warriors inked Rush last summer to a two-year deal. It didn't take much to recall his 2011-12 in the Bay Area when he was Golden State's sixth man (9.8 ppg, 45% 3Pt). He may not be living up to expectations placed on a 13th-overall pick (2008), but Rush can drain the three-ball and play some defense on the wing. Entering 2014-15, he was two years removed from ACL surgery and was ready to be an important piece off the bench. Alas, it never worked out for Rush. A back injury slowed him early, and by the time he was ready to play, he lost all shooting touch. The mechanics were off, and that wasn't surprising. From 2012 to 2014, he'd attempted a grand total of 99 field goals. That was due to the injury suffered early in 2012-13 and from little playing time the following year in Utah. In 33 games for Golden State in 2014-15, Rush averaged 0.9 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.4 assists, and 0.2 steals in eight minutes per game. He shot an abysmal 20 percent from the field and 11 percent from three-point distance. Golden State is looking for a perimeter threat off the bench, which plays to Rush's strength. He may have a bigger role this coming season.

2014-15

The Warriors brought Rush back to the Bay Area after one under-used season in Utah. In 38 games for the Jazz, Rush averaged 2.1 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.6 assists in 11 minutes per game. His best season by far was his 2011-12 season with the Warriors, for whom he shot a dazzling 45 percent from three-point distance while averaging 26 minutes per game. He was the team's sixth man and rotated in at both wing spots. A similar role is in store for Rush entering this season, though the minutes won't be quite as abundant. He'll back up Klay Thompson at shooting guard and Andre Iguodala at small forward. Depending on Iguodala's health – Iggy had knee and hamstring injuries in 2013-14 – and whether or not Harrison Barnes eventually develops consistency, Rush could become a bigger factor as a scorer off the bench. At the very least, he'll be another three-point gunner in the Golden State backcourt.

2013-14

The former Jayhawk is coming off a gruesome knee injury and was brought in more for salary cap reasons than basketball. He might provide some sharpshooting off the bench, but not much more.

2012-13

Coach Mark Jackson’s playing time situation in Golden State is a little murky right now, but Rush will be given the chance to compete for the starting small forward job, along with Richard Jefferson and rookie Harrison Barnes. Even if he doesn’t land the starting job, Rush is sure to get plenty of minutes, with Klay Thompson as the only legitimate shooting guard on the roster. Rush doesn’t have any real upside, but what you can expect is extremely efficient shooting percentages. Last season Rush shot 50 percent from the field, 45 percent from three and 79 percent from the line. Those percentages were all career highs for Rush, most notably his field goal percentage. He had never shot better than 42.3 percent from the field heading into last season. Despite his career year in efficiency, he was right around his typical counting stats, averaging 9.8 points, 3.9 boards and 1.5 three-pointers per game in 2011-12.

2011-12

Rush was traded to the Warriors from the Pacers in exchange for Louis Amundson during training camp. He’s behind several players on the depth chart, but a fresh start could be exactly what Rush needs to try and revive what was once a lot of promise.

2010-11

The Pacers had some problems with health last season. Their star player, Danny Granger, missed 20 games. Their other, star-ish player, Troy Murphy missed 10. Mike Dunleavy, T.J. Ford: they missed their fair share, too. But not Rush, no sir. Rush played all 82 games last season – the only one on the Pacers to lay claim to that feat. At this point, that's probably the most attractive quality about Rush as a fantasy player – that he played 30 minutes per game for 82 games. Nor should that be considered a total slight – health is a skill – but Rush's upside isn't fantastic. Even when given those 30 minutes, the former Jayhawk wasn't able to do a whole lot with them, averaging only 9.4 points per contest. If you squint, Rushs's 1.5 threes, 4.2 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks begin to create an outline of an interesting player. But until he augments those cats further, he's likely an end-of-the-bench player.

2009-10

Rush went through a stretch where he was afraid to shoot and fell out of coach Jim O'Brien's playing rotation halfway through season. But after Mike Dunleavy Jr. went under the knife, Rush really took off, averaging 18.3 points (on 78-of-141 shooting from the field), 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 treys over his final 10 games. Dunleavy already had a setback at the start of training camp, and both Marquis Daniels and Jarrett Jack are elsewhere. The Pacers will need Rush to produce immediately this season – he's a bit of a sleeper.

2008-09

The Pacers are stockpiling shooters to help mold to coach Jim O'Brien's fast-paced system. Rush is just that, and he's a pretty good defender to boot. One thing he'll need to improve is his assertiveness – often at Kansas he'd get lost in the flow and not demand his shot. In O'Brien's system, passing up shooting opportunities is a cardinal sin. Rush will often be used when the Pacers go small, playing at the same time as Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy. One quick injury note – Rush hurt his knee in April 2007; otherwise he would have gone in the 2007 draft.

2007-08

The Pacers are stockpiling shooters to help mold to coach Jim O'Brien's fast-paced system. Rush is just that, and he's a pretty good defender to boot. One thing he'll need to improve is his assertiveness – often at Kansas he'd get lost in the flow and not demand his shot. In O'Brien's system, passing up shooting opportunities is a cardinal sin. Rush will often be used when the Pacers go small, playing at the same time as Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy. One quick injury note – Rush hurt his knee in April 2007; otherwise he would have gone in the 2007 draft.