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Brandon Rush

31-Year-Old    SF,SG    Minnesota Timberwolves

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

4.2

REB

2.5

AST

0.8

STL

0.3

BLK

0.3

2015 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 (200...

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

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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
2015-16 Projections 31 GSW 30 7.6 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Brandon Rush

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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 9.2 3.0 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.4 1.0 71.4 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.4 1.2 83.3 1.0 1.4 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 11.7 2.0 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.6 29.2 0.0 0.4 0.2 1.8 1.9 31.6 0.7 2.4 0.0 0.0
Last 20 Games 20 13.4 3.0 2.1 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.7 33.3 66.7 0.4 0.2 1.9 2.2 30.2 1.1 3.2 0.2 0.3

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Brandon Rush
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 13 NOP 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Apr 11 HOU Did Not Play
Apr 9 @POR 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Apr 7 @SAC 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Apr 5 @GSW 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Apr 3 DAL 15 9 4 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 1 3 3
Apr 1 @UTA 8 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Mar 30 LAC 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Mar 28 PHO Did Not Play
Mar 26 UTA Did Not Play
Mar 25 @WAS 16 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 1 2 0
Mar 23 SAC 18 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 2
Mar 21 GSW 20 5 3 0 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 3 2
Mar 18 @HOU 15 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
Mar 16 @MEM 20 7 4 0 1 1 1 3 8 0 0 1 4 0 4 0
Mar 14 @PHO 18 8 1 2 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 1 0
Mar 11 @OKC 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 3 0
Mar 8 SAS Did Not Play
Mar 7 @CHA 20 11 1 1 0 0 1 4 7 0 0 3 5 0 1 2
Mar 5 BKN Did Not Play
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Mar 4 @MIL Did Not Play
Mar 2 WAS Did Not Play
Feb 28 @DAL Did Not Play
Feb 27 @NOP 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 24 @TOR 8 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 3 0
Feb 22 BOS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Feb 20 NYK 27 6 5 3 1 1 1 3 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
Feb 19 @MEM 18 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 6 1 2 0 5 0 2 0
Feb 10 TOR 16 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 0 0 0 5 1
Feb 8 NOP Did Not Play
Feb 6 CHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Feb 3 @LAC 13 3 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 3 1
Feb 2 @LAL Did Not Play
Jan 31 @POR 15 3 3 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 1
Jan 29 @UTA Did Not Play
Jan 27 OKC 23 5 4 2 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 1 4 0 4 1
Jan 25 @CLE 17 13 2 3 1 0 0 5 6 0 0 3 4 0 2 0
Jan 23 MEM Did Not Play
Jan 20 @DAL 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Jan 19 @NOP Did Not Play
Jan 17 PHO Did Not Play
Jan 15 @OKC Did Not Play
Jan 13 @HOU 19 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Jan 12 OKC Did Not Play
Jan 10 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 8 CLE 29 20 4 0 1 1 1 8 9 0 0 4 4 0 4 1
Jan 6 DEN Did Not Play
Jan 4 @PHI 18 10 1 2 0 1 0 4 7 0 0 2 4 0 1 0
Jan 2 MIL Did Not Play
Dec 31 @DET 14 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Dec 30 UTA 35 3 6 3 1 0 1 1 7 0 0 1 6 0 6 1
Dec 28 @SAS 13 6 3 1 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 3 1 2 6
Dec 26 IND Did Not Play
Dec 23 SAS 14 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0
Dec 21 @BOS Did Not Play
Dec 20 @BKN Did Not Play
Dec 18 SAC 25 10 5 2 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 2 3 2 3 0
Dec 16 @NYK 30 11 3 2 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 3 5 0 3 2
Dec 15 DEN Did Not Play
Dec 13 @PHO Did Not Play
Dec 11 @DEN 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Dec 9 LAL Did Not Play
Dec 7 LAC Did Not Play
Dec 5 POR 14 3 5 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 5 0
Dec 1 ORL Did Not Play
Nov 29 @LAC Did Not Play
Nov 27 @SAC 14 4 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 2 1 2 2
Nov 25 ATL Did Not Play
Nov 23 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 20 DET Did Not Play
Nov 18 @ORL Did Not Play
Nov 17 @MIA Did Not Play
Nov 15 MEM Did Not Play
Nov 13 @IND Did Not Play
Nov 12 GSW Did Not Play
Nov 10 CHA Did Not Play
Nov 9 @ATL Did Not Play
Nov 7 @CHI Did Not Play
Nov 5 MIA Did Not Play
Nov 2 POR 13 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 5 2 4 0 3 0 6 1
Oct 30 @DEN 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Oct 28 @LAL Did Not Play
Brandon Rush Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Brandon Rush – Playing Time & Selected Stats

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #4 Small Forward

1.  Zach LaVine

2.  Brandon Rush

3.  Shabazz Muhammad

4.  Andrew Wiggins

5.  John Lucas

Minnesota Timberwolves

True Shooting Percentage

56.0%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Brandon Rush has a true shooting percentage of 56.0%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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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
2015-16 Projections 31 GSW 30 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Brandon Rush

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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
2015-16 Projections 31 GSW 30 228 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Brandon Rush

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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
2015-16 Projections 31 GSW 30 7.6 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Brandon Rush

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

Rush will be inactive for Game 5 against the Thunder on Thursday, Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Rush (coach's decision) didn't play in Monday's 108-102 Game 1 loss to the Thunder.

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Rush recorded 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt), two rebounds, and one assist in 18 minutes during the Warriors' 114-81 win over the Rockets in Wednesday's Game 5.

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Rush (knee) played nine minutes in Wednesday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with no points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), and one rebound.

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Rush (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

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Rush (knee) won't play Tuesday against the Wizards, 95.7 FM The Game's John Dickinson reports.

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Rush (knee) participated in a portion of Monday's practice and is expected to take part in morning shootaround Tuesday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Rush (knee) has been downgraded to questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Wizards.

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Rush (knee) is expected to be listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, CSN Bay Area's Monte Poole reports.

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Rush left Sunday night's game against the 76ers after banging knees with an opponent, the San Jose Mercury News reports. He's considered day-to-day heading into Tuesday's tilt with the Wizards.

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Rush was held scoreless (0-3 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and contributed three rebounds, a block, and an assist over 18 minutes in Wednesday's 114-98 win over the Clippers.

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Rush scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes during Saturday's 87-79 loss to the Spurs.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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.