As the Warriors’ sixth man in 2011-12, Rush averaged a career-high 9.8 points per game on a career-best 45.2 percent three-point shooting. Just two games into the 2012-13 season, he endured a devastating left knee injury – tearing both his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and threatening his career.
Rush’s knee was so swollen that he had to wait more than two months before he could have surgery. He returned a shell of himself last season in Utah, where he averaged a career-low 2.1 points per game in a career-worst 11 minutes per game.
However, the Warriors, who are bargain shopping with only minimum-salary contracts to offer in filling out their roster, came away convinced that Rush is healthy after watching the 29-year-old work out for about 80 percent of the league in Las Vegas on Tuesday.