The Pacers have acquired 29-year old power forward Louis Amundson from the Golden State Warriors for 26-year old shooting guard Brandon Rush. Amundson played in 46 games (7 starts) for the Warriors last year and he averaged 15.0 minutes, 4.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. He has now played in 228 games (7 starts) in his NBA career so far and he is averaging 13.4 minutes, 4.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game. Amundson will bring a lot of energy off the bench for the Pacers in 2011-12. Rush played in 67 games (21 starts) for the Pacers last year and he averaged 26.2 minutes, 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. He played in 224 games (104 starts) in his three years with the Pacers and he averaged 27.0 minutes, 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. The Pacers have been trying to get rid of Rush for some time now, so they probably jumped to make this deal when it was offered to them.
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