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Warriors Waive Shaun Livingston; Best Fits For Backup Guard

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Shaun Livingston was due to make $7.7 million next season and he’s guaranteed $2 million of that money. Livingston wants to continue playing and become a key contributor for a contender looking to add experience off the bench.

The 33-year-old has averaged 15.5 minutes per game over his last two seasons with the Warriors but there were reports at the end of the season that he was weighing retirement.

This is what he told The Athletic: “It’s just all the signs on the wall. And just more so from a physical standpoint. If I’m healthy and having fun, then I want to play. But physically, if I’m not… Like, I put so much work in my body just to get back to playing basketball, let alone get to this point where I’m at.”

The No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft is not an explosive scorer but his experience can help teams in big games, he has won three NBA Championships and played in five NBA Finals with the Warriors and not many free agents have that kind of resume.

The 76ers could use a veteran presence off the bench, their current backup point guards lack Livingston’s leadership and he could also be an asset for the Clippers, the team in which he started his career in 2004.

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