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Warriors’ Shaun Livington out 6-8 weeks following toe surgery

Aug 15, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT

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Shaun Livingston was a productive member of the Nets last season, and though the team wanted to re-sign him once he hit free agency this summer, the reality was that Livingston would receive more lucrative offers to play somewhere else.

The Warriors came with the strongest offer, and signed Livingston to a three-year deal worth just over $16 million. But he’ll be out of action for the next couple of months, after it was discovered during his physical that he would require surgery.

From The Associated Press:

Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is expected to be out six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on the big toe of his right foot. …

The team says he was diagnosed with a sprained right big toe at the time and his foot was placed in a cast. The Warriors say Livingston was re-evaluated last week and it was determined that surgery was needed.

This seems minor, and if the timetable is to be believed, Livingston would be ready in time for training camp, which opens at the beginning of September. It does put him behind in terms of his conditioning, but the long-term benefits he’ll be able to provide next season should be well worth the wait.

Livingston has struggled with injuries throughout his career, and has bounced around a bit because of it. But he had one of the best seasons of his career with Brooklyn, averaging 8.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 26 minutes per contest, while starting in 54 of his 76 regular season appearances.

  1. sportsfan18 - Aug 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    “Livingston has struggled with injuries throughout his career, and has bounced around a bit because of it.”

    I wish the kid well, he’s fought through a lot of injuries and he got a lot of scratch from the Warriors (don’t think they’ll get that much in return from him, though not for lack of him trying).

    As far as bouncing around a “bit”, he’s played for the following teams in his career so far:

    1) Clippers
    2) Brooklyn
    3) Charlotte
    4) Milwaukee
    5) Cleveland
    6) Washington
    7) Oklahoma
    8) Miami
    9) Warriors now

    This will be his 10th season and his 9th team.

    Yep, I’d call that bouncing around a bit…

    Good luck Shaun

  2. 2016olympics - Aug 16, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    I met Shaun a while back. He is one of the nicest and best guys you’ll ever come across.

  3. longtallsam - Aug 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    I wonder what the record is, for most teams played for in an NBA career. Shaun is only 28, so at the rate he’s going, he could easily end up playing for 15 teams or more.

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