Rush Guarding Chalmers

Brandon Rush is hoping to be a key contributor off the bench this season for the Golden State Warriors. His ability to defend on the perimeter and consistently knock down the three ball should give him plenty of time on the court. However, Rush needs to stay healthy and he hasn’t played more than 60 games since the 2011-12 season.

Rush has felt great since signing with the Warriors and the knee hasn’t given him any problems, but according to Diamond Leung, Rush has been battling back spasms, which could affect his time on the floor:

Back issues can be complicated, but it doesn’t seem too serious at this point. Luckily for Rush, it’s not a knee problem, but an injury nonetheless. Rush might not play against the Houston Rockets on Sunday and might need some more time to fully recover. While there’s no timetable set for his return, the Warriors should take their time with Rush and make sure it doesn’t become a reoccurring issue.

Shaun Livingston is still working to come back from toe surgery, so he should be ready sooner rather than later. With Rush and Livingston sidelined, some of the players like James Michael McAdoo and Justin Holiday that are hoping to land on the roster will get an opportunity to show they belong on this team.