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Brandon Rush Injury: Updates on Warriors Forward's Knee and Return

Golden State Warriors' Brandon Rush brings in a rebound against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
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Joe PantornoFeatured ColumnistMarch 29, 2016

Golden State Warriors forward Brandon Rush suffered a knee injury on March 27 against the Philadelphia 76ers and missed Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards. However, he's ready to return to the court.

Continue for updates.


Rush Active vs. Jazz

Wednesday, March 30

Marc J. Spears of ESPN reported Rush is available to play Wednesday against Utah.


Rush Provides Warriors with Valuable Perimeter Shooting

Rush has started 25 games this season and is averaging 4.5 points per contest.    

With the Warriors on the brink of history with a 66-7 record—just seven wins away from breaking the Chicago Bulls' 72-10 mark set in 1995-96—Golden State is dealing with the loss of another depth player. 

Center Festus Ezeli is still recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery he underwent back in January, while Andre Iguodala is suffering from a left-ankle sprain. Rookie forward Kevon Looney is also out with a hip injury.

Like he has throughout his eight-year career, Rush has been able to stretch the floor with his ability to shoot from distance with almost a 41 percent mark from three-point range this season.

While he doesn't necessarily impact the Warriors as much as the long-range prowess of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Rush still has provided valuable minutes from the shooting guard and small forward positions this season. 

 

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.

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