Warriors to Waive PG Shaun Livingston

Shaun Livingston. Photo by Alex Berliner/BEI/Shutterstock (5121639ac)

The Golden State Warriors have decided to cut bait with a key member of their roster that helped them win three NBA Championships over the last five seasons.

The Bay Area franchise, as multiple sources have reported, plans to waive veteran point guard Shaun Livingston as part of a roster restructuring effort.

Livingston parts ways with the franchise that he joined back in 2014, when he was working his way back to re-establishing himself as an NBA player after a horrendous knee injury suffered during his tenure with the LA Clippers.

He found the most stable home of his pro career in Golden State, where he averaged 4 points and 1.8 assists per game off of the bench last season. His performance last season was the worst of his tenure with the Warriors, and he saw a reduction in minutes played.

The point guard said that he, at age 34, is determined to continue playing despite receiving $2 million guaranteed in the Warriors’ decision to waive him.

Livingston will immediately become one of the most valuable point guard options left on the free agent market, and is likely to find a new home with another contending team.