Milwaukee Bucks reportedly sign veteran wing Brandon Rush

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The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly signed veteran wing Brandon Rush, as they ramp up preparations for training camp and the new season.

Only a few days after reports of reaching a deal with Jason Terry to return for another season, it seems as if the Milwaukee Bucks have made further deals in spite of the lack of an obvious roster spot.

According to a tweet from well known management company Priority Sports, veteran NBA wing Brandon Rush has agreed to a deal with the Bucks.

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Rush turned 32 years old in July, and has enjoyed a relatively successful career as a role player since being drafted as the 13th overall pick back in 2008.

Most recently, Rush played under Tom Thibodeau for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. During his time with the Wolves, Rush played in 47 games, averaging 4.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 21.9 minutes per game.

Rush struggled with his shot in Minnesota, shooting only 37.4 percent from the field, but he has generally been an excellent shooter throughout the course of his time in the NBA.

For his nine seasons in the league, Rush has shot 42.6 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from three-point range, while posting general averages of 6.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

At 6’6″ tall, Rush has played both shooting guard and small forward over the years. Also noteworthy in a Bucks context is the fact that Rush possesses a 6’11” wingspan, which would make him a natural fit alongside the rest of Milwaukee’s lengthy and versatile roster.

Rush does have a history of knee troubles, most recently stemming from a tear of his ACL and MCL just two games into the 2012 season, but played 72 games in the season before last along with approaching the 50-game mark last year.

The obvious highlight of Rush’s career came in 2015 when he helped the Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship, although he had also been an NCAA champion in 2008 as a Kansas Jayhawk.

Rush will now hope to build on those successes in Milwaukee, but the questions over how exactly he’ll do that are still somewhat unclear.

The reported signing of Jason Terry would bring the Bucks to a total of 15 players who could make the final roster heading into the season, although with Gary Payton II’s deal not fully guaranteed it’s still possible that he could be waived to make way for another veteran minimum addition.

In line with that, the Bucks also have an open two-way roster spot up for grabs. With James Young set to join the Bucks for training camp, there could already be some plans in place for how that spot will be used, though.

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In short, although it might take a few weeks for the exact shape of the Bucks’ roster to become apparent, there are plenty of avenues through which Rush can be added in the interim. What happens beyond that may still be up to how Rush performs in training camp, though.