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Bucks sign former Warriors wing

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Bucks sign former Warriors wing

Brandon Rush found a new basketball home on Monday.

The 32-year old signed with the Bucks, his agency announced on Twitter.

Rush played for the Timberwolves last season.

He averaged 4.2 points over 47 appearances (33 starts) and shot 38.6 percent from 3-point territory.

During the 2011-12 campaign in a Warriors uniform, Rush averaged a career-high 9.8 points per game, while shooting over 45 percent from deep.

After scoring 14 points in the 2012-13 season opener, he tore his ACL in Game No. 2 against the Grizzlies.

In July 2013, the Warriors traded Rush to the Jazz in the deal that brought Andre Iguodala to Golden State.

Rush returned to the Warriors in the summer of 2014 and won a ring.

During the 2015-16 season, he started 25 games and averaged 4.2 rebounds a night, and shot over 41 percent from distance.

The Blazers selected Rush with the 13th overall pick in 2008 but was traded to the Pacers two weeks later.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Gordon Hayward 'unlikely to return' this season

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Report: Gordon Hayward 'unlikely to return' this season

Despite the severity of Gordon Hayward's injury, there was a small bit of hope that he might be able to return this season.

It appears that won't happen.

Hayward underwent surgery Wednesday night and is "unlikely to return this season," his agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.

"We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form," Bartelstein told ESPN.

The Celtics' prized offseason acquisition suffered the terrifying ankle injury just five minutes into his Boston debut on Tuesday night. He was diagnosed with a dislocated left ankle and broken tibia.

After playing in Cleveland on Tuesday, the Celtics returned to Boston for their home opener on Wednesday against the Bucks. Prior to the game, a 30-second video message from Hayward to the fans was played in the arena.

“What’s up, everybody? Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s had me in their thoughts and prayers,” Hayward said. “I’m going to be all right. It’s hurting me that I can’t be there for the home opener. I want nothing more than to be with my teammates and walk out on that floor tonight. But I’ll be supporting you guys from here, and wishing you the best of luck. Kill it tonight.”

Steve Kerr: #FakeKlay 'perfect metaphor for our conditioning'

Steve Kerr: #FakeKlay 'perfect metaphor for our conditioning'

First, there was #ChinaKlay.

Now, there is #FakeKlay.

In case you missed it, a Klay Thompson lookalike was seated behind the Warriors bench during their season-opening loss to the Rockets on Tuesday. He had the full jersey, the facial hair and the cadence.

A day later, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about #FakeKlay and he used it as an opportunity to state that he felt his players were out of shape.

"I thought it was a perfect metaphor for our conditioning as a team," Kerr told the media in Oakland. "I turned around and was like 'Klay, did you have a few extra burgers last night? What happened?' That was great. I love that guy."

So Kerr is definitely a fan of #FakeKlay. No word yet if the real Klay has met #FakeKlay. We'll let you know if they do cross paths.