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Brandon Rush

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NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Selected by Portland in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft (13th overall).
• Traded by Portland, along with Jarrett Jack and Josh McRoberts, to Indiana on July 9, 2008, in exchange for Ike Diogu and Jerryd Bayless.
• Acquired by Golden State from Indiana in exchange for Lou Amundson on December 19, 2011.
• Re-signed with Golden State as a restricted free agent on August 1, 2012.
• Traded by Golden State, along with Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson, to Utah in a three-team trade that sent Andre Iguodala and Kevin Murphy to Golden State and Randy Foye to Denver on July 10, 2013.
• Signed with Golden State as a free agent on July 22, 2014.
• Enters the 2015-16 season owning career averages of 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 23.4 minutes in 362 career games (105 starts) over seven seasons with Indiana, Golden State and Utah.
• In 105 career starts, owns averages of 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists while hitting 40.2 percent from three-point range.
• Enters the season ranked 31st on NBA’s all-time list (10th among active players) in career three-point percentage, hitting 40.1 percent from long range over seven seasons.
• Has appeared in eight playoff games with Golden State and Indiana, averaging 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.8 minutes and helping Golden State to the 2014-15 NBA championship.

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• In 33 games, averaged 0.9 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.2 minutes.
• Tied a season-high with five points in 14 minutes on 4/15 vs. Denver.
• Played a season-high 23 minutes on 3/13 at Denver, blocking a season-high-tying three shots.
• Hit his 100th career three-pointer with the Warriors on 11/28 at Charlotte, scoring a season-high five points in that contest.
• Blocked a season-high three shots on 11/25 at Miami, his 10th career three-block game and first since 4/14/12 at the L.A. Clippers.
• Logged five minutes on 11/5 vs. the L.A. Clippers in his first appearance with Golden State since suffering a left knee injury on 11/2/12.
• Inactive four times, including once with a sacral stress reaction... Missed one game with flu-like symptoms... DNP-CD 44 times.
• Appeared in three postseason games, averaging 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 2.3 minutes.
• Made his Warrior playoff debut on 5/11 at Memphis.
• Postseason DNP-CD 10 times... Inactive eight times.

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS WITH UTAH:
• Appeared in 38 games, averaging 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.0 minutes.
• Missed six games (10/30-11/2, 11/22-25) due to left knee rehab...Missed one game (4/4) due to a severe sore throat.
• Was a DNP-CD 40 times and on the Inactive List four times.

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• Inactive for 80 games after suffering a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee in the second game of the season on 11/2 vs. Memphis.
• Averaged 7.0 points in 12.5 minutes in two games.
• Scored 14 points (6-of-9 FG) in the season opener on 10/31 at Phoenix.

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• Appeared in 65 games (one start), averaging a career-high 9.8 points to go with 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 26.4 minutes.
• Shot career highs from the field (.501), beyond the arc (.452, tied for 6th in NBA) and from the free throw line (.793).
• His three-point percentage (.452) ranks as the sixth-best single-season percentage in franchise history.
• Hit over 41.0 percent from three-point land for a third consecutive season, joining teammate Stephen Curry and Kyle Korver as the only players to hit 41 percent-or-better from distance in each of the last three seasons.
• Became the 19th player in NBA history, and the only one in 2011-12, to shoot above 50 percent from the field and 45 percent from beyond the arc, the first player to do so since Mike Miller in 2009-10 and the first Warrior since Chris Mullin did so in 1992-93 (among qualified players).
• Finished the season by averaging 18.3 points and 7.0 rebounds and shooting 63.3 percent from the field (55.0 percent from distance) in 29.3 minutes over his last four games.
• Scored a season-high 23 points off the bench on 3/27 vs. the L.A. Lakers.
• Enjoyed a career-long streak of 15 consecutive games with at least one three-pointer (1/12-2/12).
• Recorded a double-double with 10 points and a season-high 11 rebounds on 3/25 at Portland, the seventh double-double of his career.
• In his lone start on 1/12 at Orlando, tallied 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes.
• Scored 10-plus points 31 times and 20-plus five times.
• Was a DNP-CD in the season finale after playing in each of the first 65 games.

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
• Appeared in 67 games (21 starts), averaging 9.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 26.2 minutes while hitting a then-career-high 41.7 percent (93-223 3FG) from three-point range.
• In 21 starting assignments, averaged 11.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 31.1 minutes.
• Appeared in five playoff games, averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 11.0 minutes.

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
• Appeared in all 82 games (64 starts), averaging 9.4 points, a career-high 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 30.4 minutes.
• Shot 41.1 percent from three-point range, including 47.2 percent as a reserve.
• In 64 starts, averaged 10.1 points and 4.4 rebounds.

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
• Appeared in 75 games (19 starts), averaging 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 24.0 minutes.
• In 19 starts, averaged 15.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 47.3 percent from the field, helping Indiana to a 12-7 record in those 19 games (24-39 in games he did not start).
• Ranked eighth among rookies with 78 three-pointers made.
• Scored a career-high 29 points in consecutive games at Chicago (3/28) and vs. Washington (3/29).

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:
• Appeared in 109 games over three seasons at Kansas, averaging 13.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 31.3 minutes.
• Helped Kansas to a national championship as a junior in 2007-08, averaging a team-high 13.3 points to go with 5.1 rebounds.
• Selected to the 2008 Final Four All-Tournament team and was chosen as Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 Big 12 Championship, leading Kansas to the tournament title with 18.7 points in three games.
• Named Wooden Award All-American as a sophomore and junior.
• Started all 38 games as a sophomore in 2006-07, finishing in the top 20 in the conference with a team-high 13.8 points (16th in the Big 12), 5.6 rebounds (18th), 2.0 three-pointers (11th) and 32.5 minutes (12th).
• Became the first freshman in Big 12 history to earn First-Team All-Conference honors.

PERSONAL: Full name is Brandon Leray Rush...Brother, Kareem, spent seven seasons in the NBA with the L.A. Lakers, Charlotte, Indiana and Philadelphia...Brother, JaRon, played collegiately at UCLA...Is one of seven active players to win both an NBA championship (2015) and an NCAA title (2008)... Has been active in several Warriors community outreach programs during his two stints with Golden State...Has taken part in numerous meet and greet events with fans, Season Ticket Holders, corporate partners and community organizations...Took part in a Facebook post-game Q&A, spending time to speak with Warriors fans who had checked-in at that night’s game on Facebook...A two-time All-State selection in high school, averaged 21 points, six rebounds and five assists at Mount Zion Academy (NC)...Pulled out of 2005 NBA Draft to attend school at Kansas...Is on Twitter @BRush_25.
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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: July 07, 1985
From: University of Kansas
Draft: 1st Round (13th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Golden State Warriors 2014 - 2015
  Utah Jazz 2013 - 2013
  Golden State Warriors 2012 - 2013
  Indiana Pacers 2011 - 2011
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Kansas/USA

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