Brandon Rush Is the Second Addition to Wolves this Offseason
Brandon Rush was a part of the best team in the NBA over the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors. Now, he's joined a team looking to follow in their footsteps as the next great team the league has seen.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the Wolves would be signing Rush to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.
In Rush, the Wolves get a big wing who can play defense, shoot the three, and who can bring experience in a winning culture, along with Aldrich, and the continued presence of Kevin Garnett, to this young team.
Last season, Rush shot 41% from three and has shot 40.3% for his career.
Although not as big a name as Kent Bazemore or Luol Deng, Rush is a great grab at this low price to be a key member of the bench unit with Shabazz Muhammad, Aldrich and, most importantly, Zach LaVine, who looks like the team's sixth man at this point, and key scoring option off the bench.
With the signing of Rush, the Wolves currently have 14 players on the team. However, with the cap space they have, it wouldn't be a shock to me if they look to add one more player. They could do this through a trade of Ricky Rubio, however that looks as if it may turn out to be a February deal. They could also simply sign an additional free agent without making a trade.
The Wolves could be looking to add one more big man, with the end of Nikola Pekovic's injuries nowhere in site. One player the Wolves have been rumored to be interested in is Minnesotan Kris Humphries, who would provide great rebounding and fundamental play for this young team.
So far, I like the moves Thibs has made and I look forward to seeing what he may do next and what he will be able to do with this young team.