HoopsHype Shaun Livingston rumors


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Jerry West on Shaun Livingston: “Honestly, I think we got one of the best offseason acquisitions there was in Shaun Livingston. He’s a terrific player. He’s going to play all over the place, he can defend, he has an incredible mind to play the game. He’s still young. People say he doesn’t shoot the ball well, but he shot better than 80 percent from the free-throw line. … They started winning in Brooklyn when they started playing him last year. We really think he’s going to be a tremendous addition for us. … I saw USA Today said we have the best backcourt, and I truly believe that. I think we’ve really enhanced it by bringing (Livingston) on board. … I’ve had two or three people call me personally and say they wanted him. … He’s our best playmaker. When you watch him, he’s pretty to watch. He’s such a great ball-handler, with his size, he will help everyone.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Warriors reserve guard Shaun Livingston has said he’s ahead of schedule with his recovery from offseason toe surgery, but coach Steve Kerr still expects him to miss the start of the season. That’s because Livingston, who remains in a walking boot, will need time to get back into game shape after a lengthy time away from the court, according to Kerr. The 29-year-old originally sprained his right big toe in April and played through it in the playoffs. “That was back in May, and (he) has not really been running on the floor since,” Kerr told KNBR on Thursday. “So he’s doing much better. The toe is healed. But he needs a few weeks on the court running and getting his conditioning and his strength and his timing before he’s really ready to get into a game. So I anticipate he’s going to miss a couple of weeks of the regular season, but we’ll see how it goes.” Contra Costa Times

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Shaun Livingston: I know people are in shock from Paul George's injury. He will be able to bounce back bc he has a warrior mentality. I said the same about Derrick Rose. They both have youth on their side and sometimes these injuries can make you a stronger individual than before. It forces your mind to will the body to a place it hasn't experienced! I believe in Paul George and his recovery back to the top! 100 Twitter

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Marcus Thompson: I'm told Warriors could have gotten Rodney Stuckey. He would have taken MLE from Warriors. But they chose Livingston Twitter @ThompsonScribe

After tearing just about everything in his left knee and dislocating his kneecap while playing for the Clippers in 2007, Livingston spent the next six years rehabbing, playing for six teams as his game slowly came back to life. Last season in Brooklyn, he was supposed to play a limited role for the Nets. But he wound up playing 26 minutes a night, and starting 54 games. And he started to get back some of the explosiveness he’d lost all those years ago, combining it with the cerebral part of the game he always possessed. “Long time coming,” Livingston said Tuesday night by phone. NBA.com

He was immediately drawn to Golden State. He grew up down the way from Andre Iguodala in Springfield, Ill., and played with Warriors center Andrew Bogut when both were in Milwaukee. He also knew he’d be joining a Warriors team that made the playoffs two years straight under former coach Mark Jackson. “It feels good to be kind of a priority on a winning team,” he said. “It was the same feeling last year with Brooklyn. I was excited about the opportunity. … Out here, I can kind of be rewarded for my play last year, which is rewarding [in itself]. “It’s a great feeling. And I really wanted to be competitive. Being in the playoffs last year, being in a competitive situation, that’s what I’m all about. But this is my road, and my struggle. With all my issues, to have this now, it’s great.” NBA.com

Livingston, one of the feel-good stories of the league this past season and a key part of the Nets’ midseason turnaround, agreed to a three-year deal worth $16 million with the Warriors on Tuesday, the opening day of free agency in the NBA. “The team, the offer, I think with what they could offer … the money was there initially. It was just a matter of ironing out the years, the security and then from there just pitting each team up against each other with the personnel and kind of how I fit into that system,” Livingston told The Post on Tuesday evening after agreeing to the deal, which includes a partial guarantee of the third year but can’t be signed until July 10, when the league’s annual moratorium comes to an end. New York Post

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