Brandon Rush will play for the Golden State Warriors next season after the swingman exercised his $4 million player option, CSNBayArea.com has confirmed.
Rush, 27, tore his left ACL on Nov. 2 in the second game of the 2012 season. The injury required season-ending knee surgery. Rush suffered the same injury to his right knee in 2007.
The five-year veteran averaged a career-high 9.8 points for the Warriors in 2011, adding 3.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 26.4 minutes per game. It was his best season from distance, as the career 41.3 percent three-point shooter connected on 45.2 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.
The former first-round pick out of Kansas was originally acquired from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Lou Amundson in December of 2011.