,The 76ers continue to fill out their roster, which now stands at 10 after the signing of guard Kareem Rush on Tuesday.
"As we continue to build our team, we're fortunate that we were able to sign a player as talented as Kareem Rush," Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski said in a statement. "We feel his abilities on both ends of the floor and his range as a three-point shooter will be assets to us this season."
Terms of the contract were not released, but with the signing of Elton Brand three weeks ago, the Sixers are over the salary cap and have just the veteran's minimum to spend. With five years of experience, Rush will make $926,678.
In five NBA seasons, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Rush averaged 6.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.1 minutes per game while shooting 40.2 percent from the floor and 36 percent from 3-point range.
Last season, Rush played with Indiana, appearing in 77 game and averaging 8.3 points, a career-high 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He also made 102 3-pointers, almost double his highest output from beyond the arc in any other year of his career.
Rush was drafted with the 20th pick overall by Toronto, which traded his rights to the Los Angeles Lakers. He played just over two seasons with the Lakers before being traded to Charlotte in December of 2004.
But with 10 days remaining in the 2005-2006 season, Charlotte released Brand and issued the following statement: "The Bobcats are about two things -- hard work and maximum effort. With that in mind, we think that it is best to go in a different direction with Kareem."
Rush went to training camp with Seattle the next fall, but didn't play in a game and was waived. In January of 2007, he joined Lietuvos Rytas of Vilnius, Lithuania, and was later named the ULEB Cup's Import Player of the Year and All-ULEB Cup First Team by Eurobasket.com.