Golden State Warriors Trade Brandon Rush, Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson to Jazz

Mar 28, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Brandon Rush (4) during a stoppage in play against the New Orleans Hornets during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. New Orleans defeated Golden State 102-87. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have been looking to clear up cap space all day, and they’ve finally done it.

According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, the Warriors have traded Brandon Rush, Andris Biedrins, and Richard Jefferson to the Utah Jazz. They will also send first round picks in 2014 and 2017 to Utah, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. 

USA Today’s Sam Amick reports that the Warriors will receive guard Kevin Murphy in the deal.

This allowed them to remove plenty of salary, and sign free agent Andre Iguodala to a four-year deal worth $48 million.

Rush missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in the home opener against the Grizzlies. He averaged 9.8 points and shot over 45 percent from 3-point range in 2012.

Once though of as the center of the future for the Warriors, Biedrins fell out of taste in recent seasons. He averaged 0.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 53 games last season.

Jefferson, who is aging quickly, had his worst season of his career in 2012-2013. He sat on the bench for much of the season, averaging just 3.1 points per game when he did play.

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USA Today’s Sam Amick reports that the Warriors will receive guard Kevin Murphy in the deal. Murphy played in 17 games last season with the Jazz and averaged 0.9 points a game.

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz

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