Warriors Waive Shaun Livingston; Best Fits For Backup Guard

Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:12 PM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 6:12 PM UTC

The Golden State Warriors waived veteran guard Shaun Livingston on Tuesday and he hopes to keep playing next season.

<p>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.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;One of my favorite Shaun Livingston plays. Goes behind the back twice, sets up for a Klay triple. &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/K0i6ecI2NU\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/K0i6ecI2NU&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Derek Tahara (@DerekTahara) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/DerekTahara/status/1148792181626327040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;July 10, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><p><br />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.</p><p>This is what he told The Athletic: <em>"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."</em></p><p>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 <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" target="_blank">NBA</a> Championships and played in five NBA Finals with the Warriors and not many free agents have that kind of resume.</p><p>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.</p><p><strong><u>Odds to Win the 2019-20 NBA Championship<br />(Courtesy of <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4423&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BetOnline</a>)</u></strong></p><p>Los Angeles Clippers +300</p><p>Los Angeles Lakers +400</p><p>Milwaukee Bucks +500</p><p>Philadelphia 76ers +800</p><p>Golden State Warriors +1400</p><p>Houston Rockets +1400</p><p>Denver Nuggets +1600</p><p>Toronto Raptors +1600</p><p>Utah Jazz +1600</p><p>Boston Celtics +2000</p><p>Brooklyn Nets +2000</p><p>Indiana Pacers +3300</p><p>Dallas Mavericks +4000</p><p>Portland Trail Blazers +4000</p><p>Oklahoma City Thunder +5000</p><p>Miami Heat +6600</p><p>New Orleans Pelicans +6600</p><p>San Antonio Spurs +6600</p><p>New York Knicks +10000</p><p>Orlando Magic +10000</p><p>Atlanta Hawks +12500</p><p>Charlotte Hornets +15000</p><p>Chicago Bulls +15000</p><p>Cleveland Cavaliers +15000</p><p>Detroit Pistons +15000</p><p>Memphis Grizzlies +15000</p><p>Minnesota Timberwolves +15000</p><p>Sacramento Kings +15000</p><p>Washington Wizards +15000</p><p>Phoenix Suns +25000</p>
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