The Warriors are close to coming to terms with restrictedfree agent Brandon Rush and are also on the verge of signing free agent powerforward Carl Landry, according to Mark Bartelstein, the agent for each player.The Warriors had made clear early in the offseason thatre-signing Rush, who averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, was apriority. Rush shot 45.2 percent from 3-point range in 2011-12, sixth in theleague.As a restricted free agent, Rush had the right to sign anoffer sheet from another team and then wait for the Warriors to match the offeror not. But Rush had failed to get a qualifying offer, and so he will simplycome to terms on a contract with Golden State.Landry played 41 games for the New Orleans Hornets lastseason, averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game. Landrywill likely back up power forward David Lee.Warriors general manager Bob Myers did not return a textmessage seeking comment.The re-signing of Rush and the signing of Landry would seemto indicate that the Warriors are done with their offseason for the most part.In late June, they drafted Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and DraymondGreen.On July 11, the Warriors acquired point guard Jarrett Jackfrom the New Orleans Hornets as part of a three-team trade with Philadelphiathat included Dorell Wright.And late last week, the Warriors signed free agent smallforward Kent Bazemore. With the additions of Rush and Landry, the Warriorsroster stands at 15 players, though not all of those contracts areguaranteed.Still, it appears that Mondays moves will likely mean theWarriors will not bring back forward Dominic McGuire.
Warriors close to re-signing Rush, signing Landry
July 30, 2012, 7:15 pm