Posted by Royce Young
The Pacers just lost Josh McRoberts in free agency to the Lakers, so they've located a value replacement. According to CSN Bay Area, the Pacers will acquire big man Lou Amundson in exchange for Brandon Rush.
The Warriors were looking for a bit more guard depth after watching Reggie Williams sign with the Bobcats, but to give up a "little things" type of player like Amundson seems a bit odd. Especially when the Warriors are pretty thin inside. Remember: They just gave Kwame Brown $7 million to be their starting center.
Rush is a nice spot-up shooter, but not necessarily anything to get excited over. He'll play behind Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis, and it's honestly a little tough to see him beating out rookie Klay Thompson for many minutes either.
Amundson though fills a pretty big need for the Pacers who need extra size inside. David West could be pushed a bit coming off his knee injury, so a little added insurance is a good thing.