brandon rush

The Golden State Warriors have extended a qualifying offer to guard/forward Brandon Rush, making him a restricted free agent, the team announced today.

Rush, 26, appeared in 65 games last season (one start), averaging a career-high 9.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 26.4 minutes per contest. He ranked sixth in the NBA in three-point percentage by shooting a career-high .452 from behind the arc, while also posting career-highs in field goal percentage (.501) and free throw percentage (.793).

A four-year NBA veteran, Rush was acquired by Golden State from Indiana on December 19, 2011, in exchange for Lou Amundson. For his career, the Kansas City, MO, native owns averages of 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 289 regular-season games with the Pacers and Warriors.

By extending a qualifying offer to Rush prior to the June 30 deadline, the Warriors retain the ability to match any offer sheet that he signs with another team this offseason.