The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms with guard Shaun Livingston. The deal is expected to be for three years and about $16 million deal with third season partially guaranteed.
The deal uses Golden State’s full mid-level exception, but more importantly fills a hole in their lineup, backup point-guard. This comes just days after GM Bob Myers said the Warriors would be active in free agency.
This signing of Shaun Livingston also mean that their chances of Kevin Love have gotten even slimmer. ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted this after the signing:
Over the course of his career Shaun Livingston has bounced around quite a bit, having started his career in Los Angeles with the Clippers and eventually finding his way to the Brooklyn Nets last season. His career was in serious jeopardy back in 2007 when he had a nasty knee injury where he tore his ACL, MCL, PCL, and dislocated his kneecap. But, he was able to work his way back and here he is today.
With the Nets he averaged 8.3 points per game along with 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 26 minutes per game. He player in 76 total games and started 54 of them. After having an injury plagued career last season was a career high in both games started and games played.
We’ll have more to come about this once the deal is done after the July 10th moratorium date, but for now, let’s all get as excited as Andre Iguodala was when he heard the news!