3. Brandon Rush
Over the years, the Minnesota Timberwolves have had a bad habit of bringing in older players and keeping them around past when they were useful. Brandon Rush is another telling example of this disappointing trend.
After an eight-year career of mostly coming off the bench, the Timberwolves decided to sign Rush in 2016 and start him for a large portion of the following season. If that were not bad enough, they also gave him heavy minutes despite the fact that he was clearly past his prime.
Coming off a season with the Warriors in 2015-16 where he played just 14 minutes per game, Minnesota allowed Rush to see the floor for nearly 22 minutes per game while his shooting numbers went through the floor. He shot 37.4% from the field on four shot attempts per game.
Rush’s shooting percentage was the lowest of any player to appear in at least six games for the team that year. After his disappointing campaign with the Wolves in 2016-17, Rush was out of the league after failing to make the Milwaukee Bucks’ roster the following season.
The fact that Brandon Rush played such big minutes so late into his career in Minnesota is enough to place him in the top three worst starters of the Karl-Anthony Towns era.