Rush More Than a Three-Point Shooter

Mar 08, 2012 | by Vittorio Tafur, San Francisco Chroncile

Through Tuesday, Brandon Rush ranked second in the league in three-point field-goal percentage at 48.5, but over the five-game Eastern trip, the Warriors' reserve showed he can do more than shoot from beyond the arc.

Rush continually drove to the basket, and was 11-for-19 on two-pointers. He went 5-for-17 on threes. For the season, the 6-foot-6 swingman has not shot as well from inside the arc (47.9 percent) as he has from deep.

Head coach Mark Jackson likes it when Rush makes his move.

"He's more than just a stand-still shooter," Jackson said. "He does a very good job picking and choosing his spots and doesn't put himself in position to get hurt and make careless turnovers."

The book on Rush was that he was a poor ball handler at Indiana, but Jackson has his own scouting report since the Warriors traded for Rush in December.

"I like the way he's putting the ball on the floor and making plays, whether it be pick-and-rolls or guys running at him because he's a shooter," Jackson said. "He's certainly showing he's comfortable doing that."

Rush is averaging 8.3 points a game.

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