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Brandon Rush has not started more than two games in a row, but continues to produce
So far Brandon Rush only starts over Mike Dunleavy whenever Pacers coach Jim O'Brien feels that Rush presents a more favorable matchup.
For example, Rush started against the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the Celtics' Ray Allen, but came off the bench when the Pacers were matched up against less talented shooting guards like the Hornets' Marco Belinelli and the Grizzlies' Xavier Henry.
Regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench, Rush has been averaging 13.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.2 three-pointers per game during the month of December. Still, he scores four more points per game as a starter, so it is better to pick him up when he is projected to start multiple games.
With January games that include the Spurs (Manu Ginobili), Warriors (Monta Ellis), Clippers (Eric Gordon), and Blazers (Brandon Roy), Rush should get a number of starts early in New Year.