The first free agent point guard we will look at will be Shaun Livingston, most recently of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
2012-13 stats: 7.2 ppg, 3.6 apg, 2.5 rpg, 23 mpg, 51% FG, 0.8 spg.
With C.J. Watson officially on his way to become the backup point guard in Indiana, the Brooklyn Nets will likely feel the need to find his replacement. Shaun Livingston is a very tall point guard at 6’7 but he has still never found a home in the NBA. However, he is still only 27 years old, believe it or not, and in the right situation, perhaps he can be effective.
Livingston has already played on 8 different teams in his NBA career after being drafted 4th overall by the Clippers in 2004. Injuries have completely derailed his career. Until 2010, he had only played in 31 or more games in a season twice.
However, in the last 3 seasons, he has found a way to remain healthy, albeit while playing on some very bad teams: Charlotte, Milwaukee, Washington, and Cleveland. He has never averaged 10 ppg for a full season yet in his career.
What will Livingston bring the Nets on the court? He’s always been a very good passer, which is something that C.J. Watson was not. However, he never shoots 3’s. He’s somehow only made a total of 9 in his career. Watson was a good shooter.
I don’t believe that Livingston is the best fit for Brooklyn for that reason. This team is definitely looking for shooters rather than basket-attackers, and Livingston is more of the latter. Additionally, Livingston has never been a part of a winning team, which the Nets will be next year.
I’m sure Shaun Livingston would love to become a Brooklyn Net, but I’m not sure they would love to have him.
Chances Livingston comes to Brooklyn: 30%