The Golden State Warriors struggled to find a backup to Stephen Curry last year after letting Jarrett Jack bolt for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After shuffling through Toney Douglas, Jordan Crawford, and Steve Blake, they hope their new signing will bring stability and production.
According to reports, the Warriors and Shaun Livingston have agreed on a 3-year/$16 million contract.
The Warriors’ deal with Shaun Livingston will be three years, $16 million, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2014
The 6’7″ Livingston should be a great fit next to both Curry or Klay Thompson. His ability to handle the ball and defend should make life easier for the Warriors guards.
Livingston, 28, has battled back into the league after a gruesome knee injury sidelined him during the 2006-2007 season. He averaged 8.3 points and 3.2 assists for the Brooklyn Nets this past season.
Livingston is the first point guard to come to terms on a contract this offseason.
The Dallas Mavericks are currently looking for a point guard after trading Jose Calderon to the New York Knicks. The team has been looking to bring back guard Devin Harris, but Livingston’s proposed contract may raise the price tag on Harris.
With the departure of Livingston, the Nets are reportedly looking to bring in Jarrett Jack via trade for guard Marcus Thornton.