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July 17, 2014

Rush,Warriors reunite

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion.

Rush and the Warriors agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract Wednesday. Rush’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the small forward will hold the option in the second year of the deal.

Rush was Golden State’s top reserve and best perimeter defender during the 2011-12 season before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the team’s 2012-13 home opener. He was traded to Utah last summer as part of a salary shedding move that allowed the Warriors to sign Andre Iguodala away from Denver.

Rush played just 38 games for the Jazz last season after returning from that devastating knee injury. He held a workout for teams in Las Vegas recently before signing with the Warriors, who had pursued Rush from the start of free agency July 1.

Cavs, Jones agree: The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving quickly to surround LeBron James with shooters, and it probably helps that James knows exactly what he’s getting.

A day after the Cavs locked up James’ buddy and former teammate Mike Miller, they agreed to terms with Miami Heat free agent James Jones on a one-year, veteran-minimum contract, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Jones, who spent the previous four seasons playing with James in Miami, will earn $1.4 million next season. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

Suns reach deal with Tolliver: PHOENIX — Two people with knowledge of the situation say free agent Anthony Tolliver has agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Phoenix Suns.

Both spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.

Only $400,000 of the second year of the contract is guaranteed.

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 64 games last season with Charlotte, his sixth team in six NBA seasons. Tolliver shot 42 percent from 3-point range.

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