Free agent forward-guard Brandon Rush agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, according to his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. The contract is worth $3.5 million.
Rush, 30, revived his career with the Golden State Warriors last season. He played in 72 games and connected on 41.4 percent of his 3-pointers. Four other teams were in the mix to sign the former 13th overall pick, but he chose Minnesota, where his chances of playing are good.
Bobcats, Warriors, Knicks, + Wizards were also in mix for Brandon Rush. But great opportunity here w/ #Twolves. Still have $19M in space.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) July 6, 2016
The Timberwolves finished near the bottom in 3-point shooting last season (33.8 percent). Rush has shot 40.3 percent from 3-point range in eight seasons.
Brandon Rush is one of just 11 active players to shoot 40% on three-pointers with at least 1,000 career attempts. 40% career, 41% last year.
— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 6, 2016
Rush will provide veteran experience to the young Timberwolves roster.