The Golden State Warriors waived guard Shaun Livingston Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
As the Warriors try to reform and remain a force in the Western Conference in lieu of the departure of Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins and the injury to Klay Thompson, the team had to recently trade stalwart and jack of all trades Andre Iguodala and now Livingston is the latest fixture to be shown the door.
Though Livingston is only 33, he did not resemble the player we have seen for Golde State over the past several seasons. It was not about numbers with Livingston, though he averaged just 5.4 points, 2.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds in his time with the Warriors he shot at a 52 percent clip from the floor and made numerous timely baskets and plays for the Warriors.
Livingston is determined to continue playing, per Wojnarowski.
He is guaranteed $2 million of his $7.7 million salary next season but the Warriors will stretch that over the next three seasons.
If Livingston still has some game left, he can be a viable and effective backup lead guard off the bench for a contending ballclub.