Minnesota announces signing of Rush

Published 11:49 am Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced the signing of free agent swingman Brandon Rush.

The Wolves announced the deal on Friday, two days after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The 31-year-old Rush played just under 15 minutes per game for the Golden State Warriors last season. He shot 41.4 percent from 3-point range, a desperately needed skill for the Timberwolves.

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Minnesota ranked near the bottom of the league in 3-point attempts last season. New coach Tom Thibodeau has said that upgrading the team’s shooting was a major priority this offseason.

Rush started 25 games for the Warriors last year. In those contests he averaged 7.0 points in 21 minutes and shot 49.4 percent from 3-point range.