Free agent point guard Shaun Livingston is moving on from Brooklyn to the Bay Area. The Golden State Warriors and Livingston reached an agreement on a three-year, $16 million deal (the third year isn’t fully guaranteed.) Per the San Fran Chronicle and ESPN:
“We intend to enter into a player contract with Shaun Livingston once the moratorium period ends,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said in a calculated comment that is about all the NBA will allow until the deals are allowed to be made official July 10.
The Warriors agreed to a three-year, $16 million deal – with the third year partially guaranteed – for Livingston, a 28-year-old who can play behind point guard Stephen Curry or alongside him. At 6-foot-7, Livingston proved he can defend multiple positions last season in Brooklyn while averaging 8.3 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds in a stirring comeback story.
“I love the move,” Curry texted. “He’s a versatile guard, who can fit right in.”
“It’s the fit. Definitely the fit,” Livingston said. “I want to remain competitive and this is the best opportunity. It’s sweet to just be in this opportunity,” he added. “You look at coming into the year, you look at what everyone expected me to do and then you look at the offers and the deal that came in. It’s sweet.”