Livingston is a former 4th overall pick selected by the Los Angeles Clippers back in 2004 NBA draft. Livingston started his career slow with playing just 91 games in his 1st two seasons in the NBA with an average of 6.3 points per game.
He had a breakout season back in 2005-2006 but it was cut by a devastating knee injury against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Livingston had a left knee cup injury that forced him to be out for a season. Livingston was told by a medical professional at the hospital that there was a chance that his leg would have to be amputated.
One of the Biggest Comeback in NBA History!
Livingston became a journeyman in the NBA. He worked out for several NBA teams in the NBA in the year of 2009-2013. He had a breakout season with the Brooklyn Nets back in 2013 which really had the started the bounce back of his career. He played in 76 games (starting a career high 54 games) averaging 8.3 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.2 steals in Brooklyn.
A year after his success in Brooklyn, he had the best basketball career at the Bay Area with the Golden State Warriors. In his first year with the Warriors, Livingston played the backup point guard for Stephen Curry. He really worked out for the Warriors and he was a key part of the championship team of the Golden State.
Livingston really had a solid run in the playoffs last season with averaging 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists with 21 minutes per game.
He plays very good defense and he knows how to use his body on the post. I can’t remember when he missed a fadeaway jumper, can you remember?
Maybe is Shaun Livingston one of the most underrated players in the NBA right now. What do you think?
After the Warriors sign Kevin Durant, the Warriors will fully guarantee Livingston’s contract for next season:
The decision to retain Livingston had actually been made prior to Durant’s announcement on The Players’ Tribune on Monday. By remaining on the Warriors’ roster as of June 30, Livingston’s remaining $5.8 million became fully guaranteed for next season. The Warriors informed Livingston about their decision to keep him for next season on Monday morning.
He could cover PG/SG and SF position against almost every team in this league except Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks (Carmelo Anthony) and Indiana Pacers (Paul George).
He is 30 years old and we could expect many good seasons as a backup with the Golden State Warriors. With him and Andre Iguodala, the Warriors have two All-Around players from the bench and that is a big problem for their opponents. Of, course… now they have Kevin Durant. The Warriors are at this moment the first contender and we’ll probably watch back-to-back-to-back NBA Finals 2016/17.