The Warriors officially announced the signing of swingman Brandon Rush on Tuesday.
Terms were not announced, but the deal for Rush, who played for the Warriors from 2011-13 before being traded to Utah last offseason, reportedly was for $2.5 million over two seasons with a player option for the second year.
The Warriors are expected to use Rush, 29, as a backup at guard and small forward. He averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds for Golden State during the 2011-12 season. He also finished seventh in the NBA in 3-point field-goal percentage at 45.2 percent that year and shot a career-best 50.1 percent overall. He was regarded as one of the Warriors' best perimeter defenders.
But two games into the 2012-13 season, Rush suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and missed the rest of the season.
On July 5, 2013, Rush was included as part of a trade along with Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson to the Jazz, a deal that cleared enough salary cap space for the Warriors to sign free-agent forward Andre Iguodala. But Rush, a first-round pick (13th overall) in 2008 by the Portland Trail Blazers and then traded to the Indiana Pacers, struggled in Utah, averaging 2.1 points in 38 games and shooting 33.3 percent.