Warriors on the Verge of Signing Rush and Landry
The Warriors are close to coming to terms with restricted free agent Brandon Rush and are also on the verge of signing free agent power forward Carl Landry, according to Mark Bartelstein, the agent for each player.
The Warriors had made clear early in the offseason that re-signing Rush, who averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, was a priority. Rush shot 45.2 percent from 3-point range in 2011-12, sixth in the league.
As a restricted free agent, Rush had the right to sign an offer sheet from another team and then wait for the Warriors to match the offer or not. But Rush had failed to get a qualifying offer, and so he will simply come to terms on a contract with Golden State.
Landry played 41 games for the New Orleans Hornets last season, averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game. Landry will likely back up power forward David Lee.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers did not return a text message seeking comment.
The re-signing of Rush and the signing of Landry would seem to indicate that the Warriors are done with their offseason for the most part. In late June, they drafted Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green.
On July 11, the Warriors acquired point guard Jarrett Jack from the New Orleans Hornets as part of a three-team trade with Philadelphia that included Dorell Wright.
And late last week, the Warriors signed free agent small forward Kent Bazemore. With the additions of Rush and Landry, the Warriors’ roster stands at 15 players, though not all of those contracts are guaranteed.
Still, it appears that Monday’s moves will likely mean the Warriors will not bring back forward Dominic McGuire.
(VIA CSN Bay Area / Matt Steinmetz )