Nov 11, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz shooting guard Brandon Rush (25) warms up prior to a game against the Denver Nuggets at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Warriors Bring Back Brandon Rush On Two-Year Deal

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Golden State Warriors have agreed to a deal with Brandon Rush, a fan-favorite who played for the Warriors from 2011 through 2013, although he was injured for most of the second season.

The deal is said to worth $2.5 million over two years, with a player option for the second year, according to Wojnarowski.

Rush was moved to Utah in a trade before last season that subsequently brought in Andre Iguodala.  Rush is also a favorite of Warriors executive Jerry West, who noted on several occasions his eagerness to work with Rush.

He struggled last season with Utah, averaging career lows in nearly every category including just 11 minutes per game, and 2.1 points per game.  With the Warriors, Brandon Rush was one of the top shooters in the league from long distance, averaging 45% from beyond the arc, and was crucial off the bench for Golden State.  Warriors fans have met the news with widespread praise, and look forward to seeing him return to his prime form while he was with the team before.

Rush was a valuable sub during the 2011-2012 season, able to shoot from distance and play solid defense. He averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 65 games that season.

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