The Golden State Warriors are closing in on two key signings late in this 2012 NBA free agency period. They are on the verge of re-signing swingman Brandon Rush, and they are close to a deal with free-agent power forward Carl Landry, the agent for both players told CSN Bay Area's Matt Steinmetz.
It'll be interesting to see how much the Warriors will pay for either player. They can sign Rush using their Bird Rights on him, and they can spent the full mid-level exception, starting at $5 million in the first year, to acquire Landry. However, those moves could put the Warriors over the luxury tax. It remains to be seen whether that is much of a deterrent for the Warriors.
Rush had the strongest year of his career last season, averaging 9.8 points per game while shooting 45 percent from three-point range. Landry struggled with injuries last season, but has a strong pedigree as an inside scorer for the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets. Both would likely play off the bench, though Rush could beat out rookie Harrison Barnes at small forward.