Following a season in which they made their fifth consecutive NBA Finals appearance, the Golden State Warriors are reporting to be waiving veteran guard Shaun Livingston. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski initially reported the news of Livingston and the Warriors parting ways.
Sources: Warriors are waiving guard Shaun Livingston, who is guaranteed $2M of his $7.7M salary for season. Livingston, 33, is determined to continue playing and becomes one more valuable free agent candidate for contenders. He’s won three NBA titles and reached five Finals.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 10, 2019
Livingston, who has won three NBA championships with the Warriors, had been contemplating retirement last season due to his history of injuries, most notably the gruesome knee injury he suffered in the 2006-07 season while a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Livingston is the latest member of the Warriors roster from last season that will be noticeably absent in 2019-20, with his former teammates Kevin Durant signing with the Brooklyn Nets, DeMarcus Cousins agreeing to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Andre Iguodala currently on the Memphis Grizzlies roster.
2018-19 featured Livingston’s lowest production during his five-year tenure with the Warriors, averaging 4.0 points and 1.8 assists in 15.1 minutes per game over 64 contests, with his team inevitably falling to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.