We were just talking about how Brandon Rush may very well be on the outside looking in when it comes to the future of this franchise. But now it looks as if, in the preseason anyway, he will get a chance to shake off some of the rust that has developed since the combination of Larry Bird drafting Paul George and Rush getting a drug-related suspension has relegated Brandon to a rotation after-thought.
Rush will start the final two preseason games — tonight at Minnesota and Friday at Chicago — because Danny Granger is out with an ankle injury. O’Brien said he wants to continue using Paul George as the first wing player off the bench.
“I was real surprised when I found out I would be starting,” Rush said. “I thought I was done playing because of my suspension.”
Coach O’Brien says he will be looking to see “what he can give.”