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July 2, 2014 Updates

“It’s tough,” Livingston said of having to leave the Nets. “It’s bittersweet in a sense because, no matter how well you play it’s like, ‘Well, I’m still moving on,’ and going from city to city. “Again, for the organization to give me that shot, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m at today, just with Brooklyn and their pieces, and obviously [former coach] Jason Kidd was a part of that last year. It’s definitely a credit due to them. But, again, if I don’t perform, and I don’t put up the season I had, we’re not having this conversation. If [I hadn’t performed] and they had waived me and I don’t come back, nobody really cares. It goes both ways, man. It’s a business.” New York Post

July 1, 2014 Updates

Marc J. Spears: "I love the move. He's a versatile guard who can fit right in," @Warriors @Stephen Curry told Yahoo on new teammate Shaun Livingston. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

June 29, 2014 Updates

They want to bring back Paul Pierce, Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson, but with Kidd apparently headed for the door, it might give the players reason to search for better situations elsewhere. Livingston made it known previously that Kidd was a major reason why he settled for the veteran's minimum with the Nets, taking less to play for him with hopes of contending for a title. A league source reiterated Sunday that Kidd's influence was "absolutely'' a factor in Livingston's decision to come to Brooklyn. So if Kidd is not back on the bench, the three-year, $10.4-million deal the Nets can offer might not be enough to keep Livingston around after his strong season. Newsday

June 27, 2014 Updates
June 26, 2014 Updates

The Kings are on the lookout for a starting point guard, and one name to keep an eye on is the Brooklyn Nets' Shaun Livingston. The 28-year-old free-agent-to-be whose career looked all but over in 2007 when he had a devastating leg injury while with the Los Angeles Clippers had his best season yet in 2014-15, helping the Nets turn their season around when he started in place of the injured Deron Williams and remaining a vital part of their program even after he returned. USA Today Sports

June 25, 2014 Updates

As for cost-cutting, how's that going to work. With only 10 players under contract, the Nets contractual commitments for next season stand at little less than $90 million and that doesn't include whatever free agents Paul Pierce and Shaun Livingston get. The chances of the Nets going into next season with another $100 million payroll seem high ... unless the Nets starting dumping salaries this week. That is unlikely in the extreme. The Nets have a chance, if they compete at a high level, to make further inroads in the Knicks fan base. That would add further value to the franchise. Do the Nets want to cut costs? No doubt, with a $50 million loss on their balance sheet. Will it affect the team? That's a different story. NetsDaily

June 11, 2014 Updates

In an interview with Livingston's home-town local news station WEEK, Livingston spoke about the NBA Finals, his job in guarding LeBron James, who he thinks doesn't get enough credit for being clutch, and the possibility for his return to Brooklyn next season. Of course, it will all come down to money and comfort. The Minnesota Timberwolves, who can offer Livingston the Mid-Level Exception, which can reach up to $5 million per year over four years, or north of $20 million, whereas the Nets can only offer him the Mini Mid-Level Exception, which maxes out at $3.3 million per season. Again, though, it also comes down to comfort and opportunity, as Livingston has spoken to many times before. And in this interview, he reiterates that he would "love to be back in Brooklyn." Of course, as he notes, it comes down to the two sides reaching a mutual agreement. NetsDaily

June 10, 2014 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Free agency begins in July. He'll be on their radar. #Twolves RT @JEcadeQueiroz @Darren Wolfson We still pursuing Livingston as a FA? Twitter @DarrenWolfson

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