Wizards Release Shaun Livingston and Earl Barron, Sign Shelvin Mack

A minor shake-up in DC, where the Wizards will release guard Shaun Livingston and power forward Earl Barron to make room for some fresh backcourt assistance. The Washington Post has the initial report: “When the Wizards took on the Orlando Magic at Amway Center last Wednesday, Earl Barron was the starting power forward and Shaun Livingston was the starting point guard. By early Sunday morning, both players were former Wizards. Shortly after losing to the Detroit Pistons, 96-89, on Saturday at Verizon Center – their seventh straight defeat to drop to a franchise-worst 3-22 – the Wizards released Barron and Livingston to open up two roster spots that the team plans to fill with backcourt help, according to league sources.”

And Yahoo! is on the new addition:

[H/T: SI]