Putting Rush in the lineup with guys like Granger, Collison, and Hibbert makes a lot of sense. It's similar to McKey when he was with Reggie, Jackson, and Smits. Those three guys could concentrate on the points and running the offense and McKey could just rebound, D up, and hit open jumpers. Rush to me, can provide much of the same. From all accounts Rush had a great summer, before the positive drug test of course.
Mike Dunleavey has not looked that bad to me, the one negative is his jumper is consistently short from 3 pt. land. It looks like he's not using his legs enough, he's being lazy with his 3 ball. I trust he'll get it corrected.
Honestly i bet most people don't even notice his bad D, they just constantly ***** about it b/c everybody else does. Mike is just a big 6'9" guy that's not real quick laterally, or a physical defender. I still think he does the best he can. On offense he is great without the basketball, and a good cutter, passer, and ball handler for his size. He'll be ok, i think.