Maybe I am crazy here, but it seems like people are WAY overvaluing Rush on the trade market viewing him as some valuable trade asset. I see him more as a filler or complimentary piece in a deal.
The positives about Rush is his three ball and his defensive ability. Those two things are the highlights which you would try to sell other teams on. Other than that what does Rush have going for him?
The negatives about Rush: He is a TERRIBLE free throw shooter. Under65% as a two is beyond awful. He is also below 43% from the field for his career, which might not be terrible, but it isn't too great as well. Rush also can not create for others at all as his 1:1 assist to turnover ratio would indicate.
Looking at Rush through stats brings me to why I am thoroughly confused. Why are some of you so hesitant to move this guy? I mean he will be 25 before next season, meaning he isn't exactly that young anymore. Some of you wouldn't move him for a Darren Collison type, which to me is mind boggeling. Where is all this hope and promise that some of you show in Rush coming from? I sure don't know.
While I wouldn't give Rush away for a pack of M&M's, I would not hesitate to give him up either. I mean if Rush is what could land us or keep us from landing a guy like Darren Collison or Tony Parker I would think you have to do that. I mean Rush has not shown me anything to think he is too valuable for that.