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Timberwolves announce signing of Brandon Rush

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced the signing of free agent swingman Brandon Rush.

The Wolves announced the deal on Friday, two days after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The 31-year-old Rush played just under 15 minutes per game for the Golden State Warriors last season. He shot 41.4 percent from 3-point range, a desperately needed skill for the Timberwolves.

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Minnesota ranked near the bottom of the league in 3-point attempts last season. New coach Tom Thibodeau has said that upgrading the team's shooting was a major priority this offseason.

Rush started 25 games for the Warriors last year. In those contests he averaged 7.0 points in 21 minutes and shot 49.4 percent from 3-point range.