Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 1:30 pm  |  22 responses

Shaun Livingston: ‘My Knee is Probably About 80 to 90 Percent’

It sounds like Shaun Livingston’s in a good place. Via the Journal Times: “In the Bucks’ season-opening loss to Charlotte Monday night, Livingston played 35 minutes and scored 14 points, connecting on 6 of 10 field goals. He also had six assists and four rebounds. Tuesday night, in the Bucks’ home opener against Minnesota, Livingston turned in another quality performance and scored four points. It’s unreasonable to expect Livingston, now 26, to produce at a high level all season. He is, after all, still not fully recovered. He probably never will be. ‘My knee is probably about 80 to 90 percent of what it was before the injury,’ Livingston said. ‘To me, I feel I’ve peaked. I’m at a point now where I don’t feel my leg is going to give out. My leg doesn’t get tired before the rest of my body gets tired now. I just might not be able to move at the same gear that I used to move it, but I feel I can be a good player and contribute a lot.’”

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Nightmare match-up for every team. I hope he stays healthy.

  • Marcel

    Good pickup for the Buck$

  • bakers’-dozen

    good come back story. hoping for the best for him.

  • Heals

    Never thought he or McGahee would ever play again, props to modern medicine and personal will power…

  • IDOT

    He still has the ability to be a starting PG in the NBA.

  • the truth

    love him

  • AlbZ

    You just can’t not root for him.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Best of luck to him.

  • Brahsef

    Do your thing Shaun. One of the nastiest injuries I’ve ever seen. I remember reading draft boards on him and almost every single person saw him as a future HoFer

  • Billy Jay T

    Just look at Shaun’s last 5 games leading up to his injury and you’ll see what he had already become–one of those players (Chris Paul is another) whom you’d gladly pay to watch play. He was developing into a nightmare for the opposition who simply couldn’t stop him from dribbling to a spot, raising up and hitting an unmolested 12 foot J…with relative ease.

  • http://Slamonline.com Mars

    Man, Penny Hardaway…that’s all i gotta say. Nothing but the best for this young man. He is a freak. 6’10 point guard. Lamar Odom on skates.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Injuries are a b*tch aren’t they..

  • jason kimbrough

    2nd half of the Charlotte game he caught the ball on the right block and jumped, defender went by and he just glided to the rim and dunked it easily with two hands, I said to myself, he’s back. Hard work and determintation. He is one of the most versatile guards in the league and is a matchup nightmare because of his length, height and ball handling.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Mars, he’s 6’8″

  • Ryan

    You’re so right Max. Stay healthy, on all levels, kid.

  • LA Huey

    90% is better than 90 degress in the wrong direction.

  • EtheKnickFan

    SL’s ability to MENTALLY return from that injury is an accomplishment itself.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    Good on him, really hoping this guy can stay healthy and have a good career.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Wish him the best. He’s right. He’s still can be a good contributor to any team

  • Dre Baller

    Curse of the Clippers! Dude might not have been injured if he wasn’t picked by the Clips. Best of luck to Griffin and Chris Paul! Hope they stay injury-free

  • meloman2.0

    I actually thought this guy wud save the Clippers when they drafted him… sucks that a fluke injury ruined his star potential, but happy to see him back

  • zero

    man, when I saw that incident I got shocked I thought thats the end for him but look at him now..a 6`7 PG, man that`s a nightmare for other team..despite his height he can really play that position