The Golden State Warriors have reached a deal with former Brooklyn Nets point guard Shaun Livingston.
Livingston became part of the free-agency pool this summer but apparently, not for long. The Warriors and Livingston came to agreement on a deal on early Tuesday morning. Reports say that Livingston will earn the NBA’s full mid-level exception for the duration of three years.
The NBA has a moratorium or in other words, a prohibition on deals and trades that cannot be lifted until July 10. Therefore, Livingston will not be officially signed with the Warriors until then but rest assured that Livingston will most certainly help the Warriors once he comes aboard.
Livingston, 28, is a nine-year veteran who has had his ups and downs. Fortunately, he found a groove in Brooklyn and had a solid 2013-2014 season . He averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds last season. At 6-foot-7, Livingston can pose a huge threat to smaller point guards by posting up or using his length to act as a playmaker.
The Warriors definitely needed a strong backup point guard to help out when sharpshooter Stephen Curry exits the game. Hopefully, Livingston will be a good fit for the Warriors because this guy has a unique swagger to his game.