According to Aaron Falk, of the Salt Lake Tribune, Brandon Rush is going to be working out with multiple teams in Las Vegas. This information is gleaned from a conversation with Rush' agent -- whom I am assuming is Mark Bartelstein of Priority sports Read Aaron's post here.
Or, just the important line here:
"[Rush will] get a chance to . . . will work out for multiple teams on Tuesday in Las Vegas, his agent says."
Marky B is pretty powerful. He is the agent for a ton of players in the NBA, including Nick Young, Mo Williams, Earl Watson, Nik Stauskas, Adreian Payne, the Pargo brothers, the Plumlee brothers, Mitch McGary, Doug McDermott, David Lee, Carl Landry, Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Evans, DeMarre Carroll, Kwame Brown, Bradley Beal, Taj Gibson, Tim Hardaway Jr, and the irreplaceable Steve Novak himself.
He has a very active working relationship with the Utah Jazz, to say the least.
Does it make sense that teams would be interested in Rush?
He is a legit three point maker who basically was out of sight / out of mind for the last two seasons. He got injured early in November with the Golden State Warriors two seasons ago, and barely played for the Utah Jazz last year. If he impresses there's no point in NOT being interested in a guy like that.
My issue here is that the interest has to be mutual. There has to be something bigger than just wanting to get paid playing basketball that motivates him. Rush didn't show up to Utah until training camp (no presser after the trade was made), and directly after the season ended he was back in Cali hanging out in clubs with his former Warriors team mates (who were in the playoffs then). He was hardly there. Some people who have connecting flights through the Salt Lake International airport spend more time in the Beehive state than he did.
Rush could be a "three and d" guy, but I wouldn't know. I saw absolutely nothing from him last year. He basically has a two year gap in his employment history. And playing and working out for teams in Vegas seems like a smart way to get another look. Hey, if Richard Jefferson can get signed then why not Rush too?